Mr. Cottage gets crafty

A couple of months ago Mr. Cottage dug through our  scrap copper pile and came up with the idea to make a trellis for one of our clematis plants that was sprawling all over where it shouldn’t.


He played around with a couple of different designs and then he got to work soldering everything in place.

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He used silver solder, even though it is quite a bit more expensive; because he says that the silver is a lot stronger and he felt it would hold up better over time.

Putting the finished design in place.

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Not bad for his first attempt – don’t you think?

We call it the StarTrek Trellis.

Then the wait for the clematis to grow and take a hold on the trellis.  Little by little, it climbed on up and buds started forming and finally… TAA DAA

The clematis has sprawled all over the trellis and has reached the top.

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Hoo-ray for crafty husbands!

See you later, Bye


12 thoughts on “Mr. Cottage gets crafty

  1. Way to go, Mr. Cottage! Beautiful trellis…how great to use the copper as it should weather beautifully and give you some patina over the years. And gorgeous flowers, too. You’re in my thoughts, Mrs. Cottage.
    p.s. love the bird and flower background on this blog!


    • Yes, it all seems like a win win. We got to use old copper that was piling up and I love watching Mr. Cottage create something – I now have a list of things I want him to make. The clematis is no-longer sprawling all over the ground and is blooming a big thank you to us in appreciation.


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