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Project by waxman posted 1823 days ago 1756 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we first moved to Florida in ‘04 the backyard had no structure just bad grass. This was one of the first projects I started. Note because of the wet nature of the region all the wood used was treated. I used mortise and tendon to interconnect all the major pieces so no fasteners would show from the front or back. The second photo shows the arbor covered with honeysuckle and trumpet vine.





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WoodSpanker

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#1 posted 1823 days ago

Looks lovely. :)

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#2 posted 1823 days ago

Nice arbor, I can just see it full of morning glories.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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winecountrywhimsy

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#3 posted 1822 days ago

Love your arbor but you have to upgrade from those plastic chairs, lol. Just kidding, I need to rebuild our arbor and I am going to use some of your ideas.

Thanks,

Todd @ winecountrywhimsy

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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waxman

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#4 posted 1821 days ago

I’m a hard core recycler. Found the chairs by the side of the road. The bricks were also a find. For some reason people here will toss items that can be easily reused. Found a porter cable pancake air compressor half full of water that needed a $3.oo seal and now works good as new.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 1821 days ago

It sure looks beautiful with all of the foliage.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#6 posted 1816 days ago

llooks great

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#7 posted 1752 days ago

good work , didnt you just love cutting those decorative ends ? LOL

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