This is a simple way to grow cucumbers in a small space.
We sank the two back pieces of timber into the ground a few inches, then stapled the fencing to the top of each piece. We ran it out at a 45 degree angle and held the loose end down with rocks. To raise it up in the center, we added a pointy piece of timber that gives the whole thing a little lift. We mounded soil at the bottom and planted seeds.
The plants naturally climbed the fencing, sending out runners and crawling in all directions. An added bonus of this off-the-ground technique is that there is no need for weeding at any point. When the area around the trellis starts to get long or overgrown, we just buzzed it with the grass whip and it was lovely and clean again. Hand pulling the little weeds that develop near the roots isn’t really even necessary because there is so little plant in contact with the ground, hardly any grow there. This system keeps the cucumbers completely off the ground, so they are clean and ready to use from the moment of picking.
Also, it looks pretty cool.