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How to Build a Spanish-Style Arbor

These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create a Spanish-style arbor topped with distinctive tiles that lend a bit of sophistication to a patio.

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  • concrete
  • water
  • 2x8 boards
  • 4x4 pressure-treated boards
  • galvanized nails
  • galvanized screws
  • half-round roof tiles


  • post hole digger
  • shovel
  • safety glasses
  • circular saw
  • tape measure
  • level
  • drill
  • hammer
  • screwdriver attachment