Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Brown
My father decided to build this structure not because he needed something for his vines to climb on but because he bragged to my mother that he could build one better than the one she saw in a store. I then saw his and, naturally, thought I could build one better than that.
If you knew anything about my father and me, you'd know that any project we do is fast, easy, and cheap. This tuteur, a variation on the classic version, is the same. Supplies are minimal and inexpensive. The biggest investment of your time will be finding the sticks and waiting for the glue to dry. And the effect is nice. Anyone who sees it will say "Hey, where'd you get that?" and will leave convinced that this is an easy, straightforward project.