Art Nouveau Garden Trellis

Art Nouveau Garden Trellis

My largest blacksmithing project to date. Part of a series of experimental pieces that are leading to me taking on larger architectural work.

Forged from 1/2 inch solid round stock.

lin's picture


Beautiful lines, I'd hate to see it covered up with plants! Lin

Rich Waugh's picture

Nice work, Allen! You've

Nice work, Allen! You've gotten some nice section changes from the stock and created a flow to the piece with them.

For a trellis, I do think you might want to add another leg to it, unless the top can be fastened to a wall or something. The first time I made a trellis (for myself) I was surprised at how much force plants can exert as they grow. My first one was made from lighter stock than yours and supported, (for a while, anyway), a passion vine. Within a year that plant had almost collapsed my evidently inadequate trellis. It was a good learning experience and I'm glad that learning didn't come on a client's piece! (grin)


freeman's picture

Thank you for the complement

Thank you for the complement and thanks a ton for pointing out the load issue. I'll be sure to add additional supports before I install it!

Sandra G's picture

Love it, it reminds me of

Love it, it reminds me of the clemantis vines growing outside my kitchen window.


freeman's picture

Neat coincidence, the

Neat coincidence, the trellis is for my wife's clematis she planted this spring.