Arbor

Nothing quite frames a garden path or creates an entryway to your front walk like an arbor. Classic and elegant, they’re also simple and fun to build.

This arbor features a lattice design perfect for climbing flowers. However, you can create your own to either close it in more for added privacy or open it up for a lighter feel.

The structure is pretty heavy and cumbersome to move around, so enlist a helper to aid you in moving it as you build it and especially when you install.

*Note: Drill pilot holes for all screws.

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COST:

TIME: 8 Hrs

SKILL:

Materials

  • (4) 4 x 4 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (4) 2 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (14) 2 x 2 x 42" YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine deck balusters with bevels cut at both ends
  • (3) 1 x 6 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • 3" deck screws
  • 2" deck screws
  • 1 1/4" deck screws
  • (4) 1/8 x 4 1/2" galvanized bolts, flat washers and nuts
  • Waterproof wood glue

Cut List

  • A. (4) 3 ½ x 3 ½ x 96"
  • B. (4) 1 ½ x 3 ½ x 96"
  • C. (4) 3 ½ x 3 ½ x 24"
  • D. (14) 1 ½ x 1 ½ x 42"
  • E. (10) ¾ x 1 x 31"
  • F. (4) ¾ x 1 x 69"
  • G. (22) ¾ x 1 x 15 ½"
  • H. (12) ¾ x 1 x 12"

Tools

  • Miter saw or circular saw
  • Table saw
  • ⅜" drill bit at least 5" long
  • 1 ¼" Forstner or spade bit
  • ⅛" drill bit
  • Carpenter framing square
  • Socket wrench set
  • Chisel
  • Driver
  • Damp rag to wipe up excess glue