DIY Arbor Swing: Lattice Purlins & Beam Supports (Part 2)

We’re sharing step by step as we build a DIY arbor swing in a beautiful backyard! This is Step 10: installing lattice purlins on top of rafters for an arbor or pergola, and adding the second beam supports.

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Installing Lattice Purlins & Beam Supports

But wait… didn’t I already show you how to install arbor rafters / purlins and also how to install the beam supports?

Yup, I sure did. Today’s video is showing how I finished up the lattice purlins and how I added the second set of beam supports. Not a lot new, but it’s coming together nicely!

I specifically waited to add the second set of beam supports to make it easier to install the rafters. Leveling and attaching the beams across 2 points is much easier than across 4 points.

DIY Arbor Swing Installing Purlins And Second Beam Supports Remodelaholic

As you can see in the video, after attaching the purlins / rafters to the beams, I installed the second set of beams just like the first set, with 4 lag screws in pre-drilled holes.

Easy peasy — next I’ll show you how I installed those beautiful curved wood brackets!

Stay tuned and subscribe to see how I stain the cedar arbor, add the swing hangers, and add the paverstone patio – right up until the finished project reveal!

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I am the husband of the amazing Cassity of Remodelaholic. I love to problem solve and to design and build things inside and outside the house to make life better. I am a professional Landscape Architect by trade and love the outdoors.

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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