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How to Build a Freestanding Arbor Swing

A freestanding arbor frame can support a store-bought swing or the custom model below.

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Top 68 Arbors Projects

  1. 1. Side Yard Swing (05:44)

    An unused side yard gets a custom arbor swing and a colorful sandbox.

  2. 2. Building an Arbor (01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics on how to build an arbor.

  3. 3. Colorful Steel Arbor (04:40)

    An arbor with retractable shade panels brings new life to this backyard.

  4. 4. 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.

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    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. Moroccan Arbor Lounge (04:16)

    Ahmed and crew convert a large space into a Moroccan-inspired hangout.

  6. 6. 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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    Two Days
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  7. 7. Outdoor Theater - Part 3 (05:36)

    One family's wasted space is transformed into the ultimate outdoor theater.

  8. 8. 16 Pin-Worthy Pergolas

    DIY Network shares photos of beautiful pergolas that are sure to inspire.

  9. 9. How to Build an Arbor With a Bench

    Learn how to transform your outdoor space with an arbor and bench kit, and enjoy all the wonders a garden with a beautiful sitting area...

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  10. 10. How to Safely Build and Maintain Arches and Pergolas

    Learn the necessary safety and maintenance precautions for building an arch or pergola with this gardening guide from DIY Network.

  11. 11. It's All in the Wrong Place (03:21)

    The beautiful trees in front of a Victorian home are in the wrong place.

  12. 12. Side Yard Swing - Part 4 (01:40)

    An unused side yard gets a custom arbor swing and colorful sandbox.

  13. 13. Backyard Crash Has Retro Look (00:03:40)

    This backyard crash included a '50s diner kitchen for a retro-chic look.

  14. 14. How to Build a Decorative Wood Arbor

    Decorative arbors provide the perfect support for climbing plants like roses and clematis.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. Outdoor Theater - Part 4 (02:12)

    One family's wasted space is transformed into the ultimate outdoor theater.

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