My neighbor Mark designed and created this brilliant raspberry support. On a recent Saturday morning, he sketched it out, bought the wood, constructed it, and had it in place in his garden by lunchtime! After I shared my admiration of his talents, he graciously offered to help me build one for myself. Here is our creation.
Mark shared his box of handsome stainless steel screws with me. I bought 12 pieces of 1″ x 2″ x 6′ cedar pieces.
For a trained architect, my neighbor kept the assembly process simple and easy. So far no measuring. Only eye-balling it.
The first bottom cross piece gets attached right in place. No pilot holes necessary with this cedar.
After the bottom cross support is attached in both spots, a screw goes in the middle area.
The first completed section.
The second section is created on top of the first one. No tape measure in sight yet.
The second piece is left on top of the first while the screws are attached.
Before I knew it, we had three sections completed.
Mark’s daughter, Lucy, showed up and was a first-rate raspberry rack assisstant.
Finally a tape measure is used to mark where the cross supports will go on the three X pieces we just made. Measurements were made at 22″, 44″ and 66″
The connecting lower cross piece is attached starting in the middle.
Lucy attaching the middle cross piece.
Raoul assissting with the top cross piece.
Attaching the cross pieces is repeated on the opposite side.
Short pieces of wood were attached to each end for additional supports to go into the ground. Raoul is hammering his end into the ground.
Hardly any waste from our 12 boards.
Many thanks to neighbor Mark for sharing his raspberry rack design, and building one for our garden!