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How to Build an Arbor

This project shows you how to build a functional and decorative arbor that will provide shade for an outdoor kitchen.

Materials

  • 2x2 boards
  • 3/4" plywood
  • latex paint
  • galvanized lag bolts
  • 2x12 boards
  • latex primer
  • cedar shims
  • 6x6 posts
  • galvanized carriage bolts
  • wedge anchors
  • galvanized post brackets

Tools

  • clamps
  • cordless drill
  • paint roller
  • safety glasses
  • carpenter's pencil
  • carpenter's square
  • chalk line
  • circular saw
  • hammer
  • hammer drill
  • level
  • miter saw
  • router
  • tape measure
  • brad nailer
  • paintbrushes
  • wood bit

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