Arbor Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about arbor plans. If you want to learn more about building an a garden arbor, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are many other designs and plans to choose from when building projects for your backyard, so make sure you take a close look over the related plans that are featured on our site.

There are many plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the arbor plans featured on our website. Plan everything with attention and adjust the size and the shape of the arbor to suit your needs. Plumb the legs and make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws into place. Drill pilot or pocket holes to prevent the wood from splitting.

 

 

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Arbor Plans

Building an arbor

Building an arbor

 

  • A – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 84″ long, 4 pieces of 3×3 lumber – 84″ long POSTS
  • B – 14 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 18″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 24″ long BEAMS
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long BEAMS
  • E – 9 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 23″ long TOP SLATS
  • F – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 16 1/4″ long BRACES 

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Post hole digger, Concrete mixer

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

 

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Building an arbor

Building the arbor posts

Building the arbor posts

The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the arbor. In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to build the components out of 3×3 lumber and 2×2 lumber. Lay the components on a level surface, making sure you place them equally-spaced.

Fitting the side slats

Fitting the side slats

The next step of the project is to attach the 2×2 supports to the sides of the arbor, as described in the diagram. Place the supports equally-spaced and secure them to the components using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and pre-drill the components before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Fitting the support slats

Fitting the support slats

Continue the woodworking project by building the support beams for the arbor. In order to get a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the beams out of 2×4 lumber, after taking accurate measurements.

If you want to enhance the look of the support beams we recommend you to make the decorative ends. Use a nice jigsaw to make the curved cuts and smooth the edges with sandpaper, before attaching the to the supports with 2 1/2″ screws.

Building the support beams

Building the support beams

Build the top wooden beams out of 2×6 lumber, making sure you pay attention to the pattern described in the diagram. Mark the cut lines on the beam and make the notches using a circular saw.

Top Tip: Make several parallel cuts inside the marked areas and remove the excess materials using a chisel. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and cut the ends in a decorative manner, as described in the image.

Fitting the support beams

Fitting the support beams

Fit the top beams to the sides of the arbor and drill pilot holes. Afterwards, secure the top beams to the support components by inserting 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Make sure the top beams are perfectly horizontal and the sides are plumb.

Fitting the top slats

Fitting the top slats

In order to get the job done, you need to attach the top slats to the arbor. Therefore, cut the 2×2 slats at the right size and secure them to the beams using 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Drill pilot holes through the slats before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

One of the last steps of the project is to fit the braces to the arbor. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees and attach them to the frame, as seen in the image. Drill pilot holes through the braces and secure them to the frame by using galvanized screws.

Arbor plans

Arbor plans

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the woodworking project and to protect the table from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain. Place the bench in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.

 

 

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