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April 25, 3:31 PM [GMT -5]

I did not build mine on the ground and then put it up. I put the posts in separately, after being notched, and went from there. It came out beautifully. I also added a gate and fencing on either side of the arbor. The whole thing is replacing an old chain link fence and gate. I really liked the look of cedar but just one post would have been more than $100.00. I used 4x4's, pressure treated, and clad them with 1x6 cedar., and cedar for the rest. It really was not that expensive. I thought the arches were a little tricky but if you take your time and really study the directions it's not too difficult. I wish there was a place that I could put a picture of the total project.
I'm very pleased with the outcome - especially since I'm a want-to-be carpenter, in my 60's, and female!!!
Thanks for the easy directions.........I'd always wanted an arbor!

March 15, 11:36 AM [GMT -5]

Photo 1: Notch the Beams. The guy is actually notching the *Post* to accept the beams.

April 02, 2:37 PM [GMT -5]

Beautiful Outdoor Space! We just fixed up our Outdoors Space so everyone can see our New Garden Arbor. People compliment us a lot on our Arbor and they think it is too expensive, but it was not at all! We chose to buy the Garden Arbor because it was inexpensive and easy to build and the benefits are worth it! http://www.foreverpatiofurniture.com

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