© 2010 Joshua Stark
One Michelle Gervais has a great article at Fine Gardening on building a bamboo trellis. What I like about it is that it's easy, and gives a person the feeling that they can do it, themselves. Also, it comes with a great video.
My trellises are river reed, because that's the local material we have, and though they don't last nearly as long as true bamboo, they do a fine job. I'm sure I could extend their lives with some kind of paint job on the part that sticks into the ground.
We also have rose shoots and willows in abundance, but I've yet to use them for trellis material. Soon, though.