Redwood Arbor

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Project by rctomps posted 05-28-2013 06:04 PM 2414 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 05-28-2013 07:00 PM

Great job on the Arbor Rob.

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-28-2013 11:13 PM

very nice

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#3 posted 05-28-2013 11:14 PM

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

-- Ben from IL

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 01:22 AM

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

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

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 01:33 AM

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 05-29-2013 03:17 AM

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


-- Jeff

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 10:36 AM

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 05-29-2013 04:33 PM

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 05-30-2013 04:32 AM

Outstanding work.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#10 posted 09-01-2013 12:57 PM

Beautiful! I know that was very special.

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

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