Lattice, Trellis, Arbour, and Pergola. What is the difference?

Lattice, Trellis, Arbour, and Pergola. What is the difference?

A trellis is a light and thin framework of wood that is often used to support fruit trees or climbing plants. Often customers will use 1×1 S1S2E to construct their creation, buy one of our rose fan trellis like in the photo below.

Rose Fan

Lattices are made up of wooden strips that are crossed and fastened together. Most commonly arrayed in a square or a diagonal pattern. It is used for privacy screening or to cover up unsightly areas. We offer a wide array of lattice styles in 4’ x 8’ sheets as well as custom sizes.

Lattice (2) Lattice (3)

Arbours are generally used as entrance ways or small alcoves in gardens and backyards. Its purpose is to provide a small shaded area, often involving climbing plants along the sides. They can range in size and style, but they are usually only a few square feet. We have a few styles that range in size from 3’-6’. For customs sizes please see us in store and we will do our best to assist you.

4ft Arbour Standard Arbour 4ft

Pergolas are very similar to arbours, but they are usually much larger covering a patio or garden area to protect it by limiting sun and provide cover from other elements. We often provide the lumber and timbers for arbour projects, both for contractors and homeowners. Here is a sample of one below.


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