Directions for garden arches made out of rebar

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Directions for garden arches made out of rebar
Rebar is used in concrete construction to reinforce concrete walls. (Yusuke Sato/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Concrete reinforcing rods, known as rebar, are an important component of concrete construction projects. The reinforcing rods may be made as stakes or as a mesh net. Their presence in concrete walls helps to take the weight of the concrete building and prevent the concrete from crumbling. In the garden, the mesh design of rebar panels make it suitable for trellis projects such as a garden arch. The sturdy construction of rebar will support heavier vegetables such as melons in addition to lighter vines, such as morning glories or clematis.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mesh rebar panel 4 foot by 12 foot
  • 4 metal T-posts
  • Post drivers
  • Wire fencing
  • Wire cutters

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  1. 1

    Bend a mesh rebar panel into an arch shape. The arch should be 4 feet wide by 6 feet tall.

  2. 2

    Place the arch into its final location.

  3. 3

    Drive T-posts into the ground at the corners of the arches.

  4. 4

    Twist wire through the rebar mesh and around the T-posts to secure them in place. Clip the wire ends with the wire cutters. Slide the trailing ends of wire under the wrapped wire.

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