“I wanted to transform the dividing wall into a living wall,” says garden designer Terry McGlade, so he planted low-maintenance ‘Thorndale’ ivy and fitted the wall with a grid of stainless-steel cables on which the ivy could climb.
Galvanized 1/8" cable was swaged onto galvanized eyebolts that were used as tensioners. A swaged stop was used at the other end of the run with excess wire cutoff with a grinder. Eleven cables, 3" apart, were run through 1 1/2" square steel posts that I had galvanized. The posts were 3/16" thick at the ends where all the tension was and 1/8" for the intermediate posts. The posts were thru bolted thru the 6x8 beams underneath with 1/2" bolts.