Build a Garden Arch

A small project that makes a big impression in your backyard

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Tape measure
  • Circular saw
  • Combination square
  • Level
  • Framing square
  • Handsaw
  • Jigsaw
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Orbital sander
  • Posthole digger
  • Safety glasses
  • Spade
  • Speed square

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 6x6 x 10' (posts)
  • 2x 8 x 8' (2 for headers)
  • 2x10 x 8' (brackets)
  • 2x4 x 8' (3 for stretcher, stakes, braces)
  • Concrete mix (3 – 60 lb. bags)
  • 3-in. deck screws
  • 3-1/2-in. deck screws