Commencing a DIY with CCA poles can be an excellent means to divert your attention and tune out the clamor in your surroundings, such as distressing news or circumstances beyond your grasp. It grants you the opportunity to concentrate, strategize, engage in manual labor, and relish the invigorating sensation of crafting something uniquely yours.
CCA poles offer a wide range of versatile uses. CCA stands for Chromated Copper Arsenate, a chemical treatment that safeguards the poles against wood-degrading elements. Today’s blog focuses on utilizing CCA poles in your garden. It’s crucial to understand that CCA poles are treated based on various hazard classes, making them suitable for specific applications. For this purpose, poles treated to Hazard class H4 are ideal since they can be conveniently planted into the ground.
So without further ado, let’s get into it!
4 DIY garden Ideas with poles
Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting, these DIY with CCA poles projects will add beauty and functionality to your outdoor space. CCA poles are sturdy and resistant to decay, making them perfect for various garden applications. Let’s dive in and unleash your creativity!
Garden Trellis Transform your plain wall into a stunning vertical garden using CCA Laths. Laths falls under the CCA Poles category for they are also round poles, the difference is that they are generally thinner than building and fencing poles. We supply CCA Laths with a diameter of 20mm-32mm.
Cut the poles into desired lengths and attach them horizontally to create a trellis. Then, secure planters to the trellis using zip ties or hooks.
Plant your favorite climbers, such as jasmine or morning glory, and watch them flourish as they grow upward. This vertical garden will add a touch of greenery and a unique focal point to your outdoor space.
Raised Garden Bed
Raised Garden Bed Building a raised garden bed with CCA poles is an excellent way to organize your plants and keep them off the ground.
In the image proved a above, you will notice that the poles are not completely round, instead, it is flat at the bottom and the top.
At Sabie Poles, we call these poles Slabbed Bearers. We first cut the poles and then afterwoods treat them. This is to ensure complete protection of the pole.
Nevertheless, it is possible to buy round poles and subsequently trim them as needed. It is crucial to seal any areas where these CCA poles have been cut. Please note that once you cut a CCA pole after purchasing it, you will forfeit the guarantee of its durability.
Once your poles have the desired look, secure the corners with metal brackets or screws. Line the bed with landscaping fabric to prevent weeds from growing. Fill it with quality soil and start planting your favorite vegetables, herbs, or flowers.
Raised garden beds not only provide better drainage but also make gardening easier on your back.
DIY Garden Idea 3: Garden Archway
The purpose of a garden wood archway is to provide a visually appealing focal point in the garden and to create a transition from one area to another. It can serve as a gateway, marking the entrance to a specific section of the garden or leading visitors from one part of the garden to another.
The archway can be constructed with sturdy CCA treated poles that are anchored into the ground to ensure stability. The frame is then formed by joining wooden beams or slats into an arch shape, which is secured to the poles.
Once the basic structure is in place, additional embellishments can be added to enhance its aesthetic appeal. For example, climbing plants, such as roses, vines, or ivy, can be trained to grow up and around the archway, creating a beautiful natural canopy. Hanging baskets, decorative lights, or other ornaments can also be added to further enhance the charm and character of the archway.
A garden wood archway can serve both functional and decorative purposes. It can provide shade and create a sense of enclosure, acting as a natural divider within the garden. It can also act as a frame, drawing attention to a specific view or feature, or simply serve as an attractive element that adds elegance and character to the overall garden design.
DIY Garden Idea 4: Garden Bench
Garden Bench Craft a comfortable and rustic garden bench using CCA poles. Measure and cut the poles to create the bench’s frame, including the legs and seat supports. Secure the pieces together using screws or metal brackets. Finish it off with a wooden seat or add cushions for extra comfort. This DIY garden bench will provide a cozy spot for you to relax and enjoy your garden oasis.
Other DIY with CCA Poles from Sabie Pole’s Series:
As previously mentioned, poles can be used for many different applications. Whether it is a construction project of a DIY project. Here is a list of other DIY projects: