Redwood Arbor

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Project by rctomps posted 410 days ago 2012 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is getting married this summer and she asked me to build them an arbor to stand under for the ceremony.
I’ve never made anything like this but I said I would do it. I couldn’t find any plans that I liked so I found a photo of one and figured it out as I went along. I wanted it to be big and sturdy, her fiancĂ© is 6’2”, and also I will be installing it in their backyard after the wedding.
It’s all constructed from redwood. Mostly mortise and tenon, grooves and glue. The legs are 4×4’s planed down to 3”x3”. Dimensions are 6’ wide at the base, 8’ tall and about 3’ deep. Finished with One Time natural stain.
The daughter and fiancé are very happy with it and I had a lot of fun making it.

Now on to the next project. (The wedding is in August)

-- Rob

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#1 posted 410 days ago

Great job on the Arbor Rob.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 410 days ago

very nice

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#3 posted 410 days ago

Nice job Rob, looks great and I’m sure they’ll love it.

-- Ben from IL

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#4 posted 410 days ago

Very nice! And congrats to your daughter and future son-in-law.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 410 days ago

That is really nice!!!! You seem to be taking the pending nuptials better than I am….lol Nice build sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#6 posted 409 days ago

Looks great! You have given me the project for my niece’s lakeside wedding next year!


-- Jeff

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#7 posted 409 days ago

Good job Rob! And that would be a nice addition to anyone’s back yard

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#8 posted 409 days ago

thats a great job you done on the arbor ,my daughter got married a few months ago and i did the same but yours i like better shoud be around for a long time to enjoy ,nice looking couple , i got to get one of thse mostis machines one day

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 408 days ago

Outstanding work.

-- "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway" John Wayne

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#10 posted 314 days ago

Beautiful! I know that was very special.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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