Back yard arbor

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Project by waxman posted 04-22-2009 08:13 PM 2444 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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#1 posted 04-22-2009 08:22 PM

Looks lovely. :)

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#2 posted 04-22-2009 08:59 PM

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

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#3 posted 04-24-2009 06:52 AM

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.


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#4 posted 04-24-2009 06:45 PM

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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#5 posted 04-24-2009 07:01 PM

It sure looks beautiful with all of the foliage.

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 03:44 AM

llooks great

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#7 posted 07-02-2009 07:33 PM

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


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