Why Our Company We are the designers and the manufacturer of these products. Because of this, we are able to provide our customers with the personalized customer service that has contributed to our success.
We are a phone call away.
Drawing on twenty years of experience in furniture design and manufacturing, we are always available to answer your questions regarding design, construction or installation of our products. Please see the About Us page of this website for more information about our company philosophy.
We are able to keep costs down by selling directly to our customers, eliminating costly markups.
When you order with Trellis Structures you are truly ordering "factory direct." All of our products are designed, built and shipped out of our facility.
We provide a full range of design solutions to accommodate a variety of architectural styles.
We take great care in the scaling and proportioning of our pieces so that everything works as a unified whole. Our collection of arbor, trellis and pergola designs are among the most extensive on the market. Every year, we add to our line and every year we improve upon existing manufacturing techniques in order to create a better product.
We are able to accommodate customized style and size requirements, when necessary.
Despite our full range of styles and sizes, occasionally there is a need for customization of one of our products. We can easily handle this in our shop.
Our unique construction details insure unparalleled durability.
Several factors, which are outlined on the Details and Materials page of this website, contribute to our products being the most durable garden structures on the market.
The Trellis Structures Comparison Our design, material and production techniques set us apart.
When comparing various manufacturers, it is often difficult to discern important differences just from photographs alone.
Design: We have been designing and manufacturing wood products including kitchens, casework, displays and furniture products for over 30 years, and have been designing and manufacturing outdoor garden structures since 1995. That experience contributes immensely to our ability to make a project look "right" and to arrive at creative solutions for each client. We make structures that are aesthetically beautiful and designed to the proper scale for the environment in which they are placed. We will work together to ensure that your structure is exactly right for you.
Material: Our structures are produced with the finest wood fiber available. The material we use is A & Better, clear, kiln dried, vertical grain, Western Red Cedar and Alaskan Yellow Cedar. This means that the wood is flawless: no sap wood, no splits, no knots and no warping. It is extremely rot resistant and very stable. Mahogany, another excellent wood for outdoor structures, is used in many of our arbors and trellises. Additionally, we have begun using an environmentally friendly Thermally Modified Western Hemlock. Thermally Modified Hemlock is readily available, and like cedar, is very stable and rot resistant.
Starting with the best materials is the first step to ensure that our structures are the premier outdoor products on the market.
Production Techniques: Our production techniques are the next step to establishing a truly excellent structure. We use construction methods common in the furniture industry: including spline joints, bridle joints, doweled joints and mortise & tenon joinery, to ensure maximum strength and longevity of our structures. Our posts, beams and rafters do not appear spindly or thin; care is taken to use the correct size for the function and aesthetic qualities of the piece. Our rafters are always notched to fit over our beams. Water absorption is taken into account when we design our products and often wherever possible the tops of posts and columns are sealed with copper flashing.