Garden

How I make stakes for garden trellising

I know, plastic tent stakes are cheap and easily attainable. Yet I’ve mentioned before my desire to make whatever I can on my own because when running a small farm business, anything bought costs the tax bracket percentage in the tax deduction. Deductions are reserved for necessary purchases like feed, plants, materials, etc.. Plus I crank out about 4 of these in 15 minutes.

Tools needed:

  • Axe or hatchet or maul or sturdy bush knife, etc.
  • Scrap wood
  • pocket knife for minimal wood carving

Procedure

  1. Split scrap wood into 1-2 inch wide sections
  2. More precisely split an end into a rough point
  3. Carve angled notches on opposite sides near the top of the stake to hold the string
  4. Press knife into top of notch at 90 degrees to cut through the shavings made in previous step
  5. Use Stake!

Steps with pictures:

1. Split scrap wood into 1-2 inch wide sections

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2. More precisely split an end into a rough point

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3. Carve angled notches on opposite sides near the top of the stake to hold the string

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4. Press knife into top of notch at 90 degrees to cut through the shavings made in previous step

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5. Use Stake!

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