How to Build a Clothesline Trellis
“Sometimes a big part of ingenuity is simply the ability to multi-task. Just like the Swiss army knife and the pita pocket, when something accomplishes two tasks in one move, it’s doing a dang fine job.
That’s where this do-it-yourself clothesline trellis comes in: in a few easy steps, you can build one thing that does multiple things, and it saves energy in the process. As authors Chris Peterson and Philip Schmidt point out in their book Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency, when you have a tall, sturdy, utilitarian structure taking up space in a sunny spot that’s easy to reach from the house … why not grow some plants on it?
And if you already have a clothesline support or two handy, you are well on your way to an easy repurposing project. Easy. Earth-friendly. If he weren’t off kicking butt somewhere, I bet MacGyver would give it a thumbs up.”