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How to Build an Arbor

An arbor makes a great addition to almost any yard or garden. Use these step-by-step instructions to build your own arbor.

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Materials

  • concrete sealer
  • trisodium phosphate (TSP)
  • wooden stakes
  • string
  • gravel
  • premixed concrete
  • masonry screws
  • galvanized deck screws
  • 2x4 boards
  • 2x6 boards
  • 2x2 boards
  • scrap wood
  • mild detergent
  • kitty litter
  • masonry epoxy
  • 4" lag screws
  • rafter ties

Tools

  • drill
  • drill bits
  • jigsaw
  • reciprocating saw
  • miter saw
  • hammer drill
  • post hole digger
  • ladders
  • paintbrush
  • rubber gloves
  • scrub brush
  • pressure washer
  • safety glasses
  • extension bit
  • ratchet and socket set
  • carpenter's level
  • line level
  • water level
  • power screwdriver
  • garden sprayer
  • rubber boots
  • work gloves

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