Project for the Boy's and Girls club

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Project by JFred posted 10-04-2016 02:13 PM 310 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The local Boy’s and Girls club had requested some “labor of love” which was to build an arbor for their community garden. They payed the cost for the material items and I had to get it built and installed. So how could I say anything but yes. I started off making the side trellis in my shop, then transfered all the remaining lumber over to the site and with the help of family members we installed and concreted the post in, bolted on the top, braced the top to keep the 2×4’s from twisting. Now next spring “they” can stain it (I hate to paint) and enjoy it for a long time..

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#1 posted 10-04-2016 05:19 PM

That is a beautiful arbor!!!!!!!!!!!


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#2 posted 10-04-2016 08:47 PM

Thanks Jim

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#3 posted 10-04-2016 09:17 PM

You did a beautiful job on this arbor and it was also for a worthy cause.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 10-04-2016 09:38 PM

Stellar job on this project. Were you able to get any of the kids to help?? What an experience that would be.

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#5 posted 10-04-2016 11:03 PM

@ grumpymike
just a few kids helped with cleaning out the holes for the post and leveling the dirt after it was all done, and one young man helped with mixing the concrete.

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#6 posted 10-04-2016 11:04 PM

Thank You @ helluvawreck

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#7 posted 10-07-2016 12:06 AM

Looks very well thought out, great job, I am sure they will enjoy it for a long time

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#8 posted 10-09-2016 12:57 AM

Great job for a good cause.

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