Step 4: Assemble the Arbor

highlight of how-to assemble an arched garden arbor
Illustration: Gregory Nemec
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Set the arch assembly onto the shorter 2x4 legs. Attach it to the longer 2x4s. Use mitered trim to cover the joint between the arch assembly and posts. Install using ground screws for 4x4 posts.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • adjustable clamp
      Clamps

    Shopping List

    1. 1x6 cedar Get five 8-foot boards

    2. 2x4 cedar Get six 8-foot boards

    3. 2x2 cedar Get two 8-foot boards

    4. 1x1 cedar Get seven 8-foot lengths

    5. Cedar lattice Get one 4x8 sheet

    6. 1x4 cedar trim Get one 8-foot board7. -inch cedar hole plugs

    8. 1 ¼-inch trim head screws

    9. 2 ½-inch trim-head screws

    10. 3-inch trim-head screws

    11. Exterior wood glue

    12. Ground screws for 4x4 posts