INDIO METAL ARTS

artful objects for inside and out

Custom Wrought Iron Raspberry Trellis

raspberry trellis 6' H x 9' W

cuff at each connection point

attachment bracket to pre-existing 4 x 4

the jig for each section

each pre-cut piece

the layout of each section

I was approached to build a wrought iron trellis that was inspired by a trip to Paris. Keith had a productive yet gangly raspberry patch along the driveway that’s visible from the kitchen window. The goal was to build something functional as well as creating an attractive focal point in the art nouveau style.

Using his sketch of Parisian metalwork I built this custom trellis. Each wave section was forced through a jig, hand shaped in a vice, then a forged cuff was wrapped around each connection point. There are two 20″ L brackets that secure it to the fence posts with stainless steel hardware. The trellis sits upon two vertical rebar stakes.

6′ H x 9′ W x 20″ D

Customer Review: “I met Shelly at a garden event in spring 2015. She was interested in my project idea, a trellis to support my raspberry plants. My wife and I wanted something practical and aesthetic that would be interesting to view from the windows during the winter months. Working together, we came up with a beautiful solution to several challenges that arose as we discussed design and material options. Her artistic and practical knowledge combined to fulfill the dream of a useful and aesthetic result. Also, I liked the added touches that, though subtle, really finished the project.”


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Golden Ratio Trellis for climbing roses

Golden Mean Trellis back

Golden Mean Trellis front

Golden Mean Trellis inside

I worked with Leigh and Dan to build this trellis for their climbing roses. The landscape was just completed by Rachel’s Landscape Design. In it was a semi-circular bench which needed just the right trellis to create a cozy private space to partially block a view from the street. They requested a modern look with a golden ratio theme. This was accomplished by making the numerical pattern horizontal, in alternating sections. It’s Fibonacci’s sequence (1,1, 2, 3, 5, 8,13 and 21) on a half inch scale.The trellis sits 10′ W x 6.5′ H x 32″ D

Here’s a link to Rachel’s Houzz page. This is called project ‘Caldew Street’ on her page. http://www.houzz.com/pro/rachel-monteiro/rachels-landscape-design

Client Review: “Shelly created a beautiful trellis for our front yard that acts as a screen but is really an all season focal point. The trellis provides privacy from the street and support for my favorite climbing rose. Shelly spent time with us in the yard to really understand the site and our needs, and she collaborated with us through sketches and photos to come up with this fabulous modern work of art. She also helped us install the finished product. People walking on our street stop and comment frequently! Thank you, Shelly,  for this wonderful addition to our landscape.

Leigh Otting and Dan Sloop”

 

new spring line of grid trellises

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GRIDorganicSM

The Organic Grid. This trellis is a grid but has lots of movement and irregularity. The top rods extend out beyond the trellis and each piece will a have one circular element on the corner. Roughly 6′ H x 2′ W.

mondrianLIGHTsm

This is Mondrian Lithe. The elegant frame is 3/8ths rod with a variety of rod, strap and rebar as the internal grid structure. 2″ W x 6′ H.

HEFTrandomSM

Mondrian Heft. This trellis has a 1/2 ” steel rod frame with a variety of rod, strap, rebar and random bits up to 5/8ths as the grid structure. Pieces may vary in size. Roughly 6′ H x 2′ W.

MONDRIANscrappySM

Mondrian Scrappy. This trellis uses a grid structure that includes all the above yet adds sections of perforated and expanded steel, a laser drop or other industrial element. The end result is more of a screen or opaque quality. Sizes may vary due to found objects. Roughly 6′ H x 2′ W.