|Project by BusterB||posted 05-08-2013 08:58 PM||8143 views||6 times favorited||29 comments|
For some unknown reason my daughter has decided to get married in June. She asked me if I could build them a “rustic” arbor for the ceremony. Unsure what exactly qualified as a “rustic” arbor, I began to show her pictures of various arbors online but nothing I found was exactly what she wanted. I finally drew out a plan that included the elements she was looking for and after her approval, here is the result. Since it has to be portable, I went with landscaping timbers to try and save some weight on it. Used a router to cut the notches in the base and sides but did the rest by hand. It will stand by itself (as in the pics) but I will attach the top with 3/8th’s bolts at each corner and a buddy of mine made me some t-handle anchors out of 1/2” rod for the base. They are supposed to choose a stain color so I can darken it up a bit. Total cost so far is well south of 100 dollars. Nothing fancy but she sure seems to like it so I am content.
-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)