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Project by Dave Carlisle posted 08-24-2012 03:35 AM 1047 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Found an article in a Lowe’s woodworking magazine about building an arbor. A little latter, someone gave me a bunch of ‘free’ cedar. Perfect match!! Here it is. Actually, it wasn’t hard. The hardest thing was digging 4 holes that were 2 feet deep and perfectly round.

-- Woodworking Principal

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 01:55 PM

I’m about to build an arbor. Did you consider Oz-posts for the posts?

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#2 posted 08-24-2012 02:41 PM

I love arbors – and this is a really nice one. Won’t be long until it is completely covered with flowering vines.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#3 posted 08-24-2012 04:00 PM

You did a great job! I have a fence to build, but the thought of digging the holes makes me keep putting it off. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 08-25-2012 01:11 AM

Hey John, In looking at the oz posts info, it mentioned setting them with a jack hammer. That’s why I went with a shovel and cedar posts. I put gravel in the base of the holes. Lots of concrete! If we ever have a tornado, the house may go, but 24” of concrete will probably hold those posts in place!! :)

-- Woodworking Principal

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