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A beautiful trellis or arbor can transform your backyard into an inviting oasis. Whether you want to add privacy, provide support for climbing plants, or create an elegant focal point, our team of skilled carpenters can build a custom trellis or arbor suited perfectly for your space.

With over 15 years of experience, we understand the climate and growing conditions here in Boulder. We use rot-resistant woods like cedar and redwood so your structure will withstand Colorado’s dramatic seasonal changes.

Our artisan craftsmen pay meticulous attention to detail, creating designs both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

An arbor welcomes you home by framing a passageway in your garden. A trellis lends height, texture, and visual interest while supporting vines and espaliered trees.

We can incorporate benches or planter boxes to enhance the utility. Arbors and trellises also provide shade and secluded nooks perfect for relaxation.

Let our fencing company build a one-of-a-kind trellis or arbor to enhance your landscape. Call for a free consultation.

Process We Follow for Trellises and Arbors

Initial Consultation

The first step is for our arborist to visit your property for a thorough site evaluation. We’ll discuss your vision for how you want to use the space and make recommendations on size, placement, and style options that work with your existing landscape. We’ll take measurements and photographs to aid in drafting a custom design.

Key considerations include:

  • Intended purpose – privacy, aesthetic focal point, plant support, etc.
  • Traffic flow patterns
  • Sun exposure throughout the day
  • Views to accentuate or hide
  • Drainage

Custom Design

With the information gathered from the site visit, our in-house design team will create computer-generated 3D models showing different options for you to choose from.

We’ll take into account functional considerations like the width of passageways and load-bearing requirements. And we’ll ensure the style complements your home’s architecture and the surrounding environment.

This collaborative process lets you see visualizations of the trellis or arbor before construction begins. We can make revisions until the design is exactly what you envisioned.

Material Selection

Next we’ll help you select appropriate materials that are durable and well-suited for outdoor use in Colorado’s climate.

Some common options include:

  • Cedar – Naturally rot-resistant softwood that can be left to weather naturally or stained/sealed. Cedar has a distinctive smell and attractive grain.
  • Redwood – Another rot-resistant softwood that’s exceptionally strong and stable. It has a textured grain pattern.
  • Laminated wood – Layers of wood glued and pressed together for added strength. Good for larger spans.
  • Vinyl or PVC – Requires no maintenance and won’t rot. More limited in styles and often not as robust.
  • Metal – Wrought iron, aluminum and steel won’t decay. It can feel cold in winter.
  • Brick/stone – Provides a traditional, formal look. Substantial weight requires a sturdy foundation.

The style, size and location will determine the optimal materials. We’ll make recommendations that align with your priorities like budget, durability, aesthetics and ease of maintenance.


Once permits are secured, our crew will start construction at your home. We take special care to minimize any disruption to your property. The onsite foreman will keep you updated on progress and discuss any unexpected issues if they arise.

Our artisans employ time-honored carpentry techniques refined by years of experience. We use advanced tools and machinery combined with old-world craftsmanship. The result is a hand-built trellis or arbor constructed to the highest of standards.

Throughout the process, we follow best practices for safety, cleanliness, and protecting your yard. You can relax knowing we have insurance and bonded employees. We won’t accept payment until you’re 100% satisfied.

Follow-up Service

We want you to enjoy your trellis or arbor for many years. After completion, we’ll do a final walkthrough to address any remaining questions. And we provide ongoing maintenance if needed – clearing debris, checking structural integrity, applying protective finishes, etc.

Your investment will provide beauty, sanctuary and increased property value for decades to come. Down the road if your needs change, we can help adapt the structure or recycle the materials.

Our team truly cares about every project we take on. We’ll be here to keep your trellis or arbor looking its best with timely tune-ups as needed.

Cost of Trellises and Arbors in Boulder

Prices for custom trellises and arbors vary based on several factors:

  • Size – Larger structures that require more materials and work hours are more expensive. We can suggest cost-saving size optimizations.
  • Design complexity – Elaborate details and adornments drive up labor and materials costs. We offer options to meet your budget.
  • Materials – Redwood is generally the most expensive, followed by cedar, pine, laminated woods and PVC. Metal and masonry have their own pricing ranges.
  • Site preparation needs – Interfaces with existing structures, drainage, foundation, terrain, etc. influence cost.
  • Permitting – Some municipalities have higher permit and inspection fees.

To give you a rough idea, a basic 6×8 cedar arbor runs around $3,000-$4,000. An intricate 20×20′ cedar pergola with stone accents could cost $25,000 or more.

We provide free quotes customized to your specific project requirements. This includes an itemized cost breakdown so there are no surprises. Let’s discuss your budget and how we can design something within reach.

Often a trellis or arbor is a long-term investment that pays dividends for years through increased property value. We’re happy to work within your budget to enhance your exterior space.

Great Reasons to Choose Us


Unleash our seasoned craftsmanship for impeccable fencing solutions, backed by years of expertise in the Boulder community.


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Quality Materials

Elevate your property’s appeal with our commitment to using only the finest materials, ensuring durability and long-lasting aesthetic charm.

Professional Installation

Experience flawless execution as our dedicated team ensures a swift and professional installation process, turning your vision into reality seamlessly.

Customer Satisfaction

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FAQs About Trellises and Arbors in Boulder

What are the main differences between a trellis and an arbor?

A trellis is typically a lightweight frame made of crisscrossing bars that support climbing plants. An arbor is more substantial, featuring open latticework that creates an overhead gateway or passageway.

What types of climbing plants grow well on trellises in Colorado?

Great options include clematis, roses, grapes, honeysuckle, and hardy vines like trumpet vine. We can advise on species well suited for your location.

How much weight can a freestanding arbor or trellis support?

Properly built structures can support hundreds of pounds. We engineer them to handle the load of mature vines and withstand Colorado snow loads.

How much space is needed around a trellis for plants to grow?

A good rule of thumb is to leave 3 feet open in front and along the sides. Less for narrow trellises.

Should I stain or seal my wooden trellis?

Stains and sealers protect against weathering and rot. We recommend applying them every 2-3 years. Cedar and redwood have natural resistance if you prefer a natural gray patina.

How long should a wooden arbor or trellis last?

Properly maintained, a cedar or redwood arbor/trellis can last 20-30 years in Colorado’s climate. Keep wood off the ground and routinely apply protective coatings.

Can you match my existing deck or home trim?

Absolutely. We can customize any trellis or arbor to complement your home using matching or coordinating materials.

Do you handle getting permits for arbors and trellises?

Yes. We submit drawings to your local building department and pull all required permits/inspections. No worries for you.

Are trellises and arbors relatively maintenance-free?

They do require some periodic maintenance like checking for damage, clearing debris, sealing wood, etc. We can provide a maintenance agreement. Overall, minimal commitment.

How soon can you start on our project?

We schedule projects 2-6 weeks out depending on season. Please contact us to check current lead times. We look forward to creating your ideal backyard retreat!

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