|Project by Skiedra||posted 02-16-2012 10:52 AM||1756 views||8 times favorited||10 comments|
Last year I found photos of a beautiful garden online. An entrance had a garden arbor.
Really liked the idea, so I grabbed whatever tools I had, basically: miter saw & jigsaw.
Purchased raw untreated 2×4 (5×10 cms) pine from the local lumberyard.
It took 8 pcs of 2×4 (pine), also 2 pcs of 2×8 for the top.
I did side panel weaving from larch wood. Lumberyard owner advised me to use it for better rot resistance.
P shape holders are joint using wooden dowels. So are the top rods.
As I’m but a very fresh woodworker, only few tools were available for this. Therefore, most of connections were done using drilling, dowels and simple screws. The jigsaw had a hard time cutting out the top curve.
I treated the wood with some wood chemicals and wood paint.
The legs stands onto 6 inches of gravel (for better water drainage), sunken into 1,5 foot of concrete.
On the sides my wife planted climbing roses, hopefully they will grow with time.