HOW TO BUILD A GARDEN ARBOR FOR A BACKYARD WEDDING ARCH

Build a budget-friendly garden arbor from 2x4s and other inexpensive structural lumber following our easy building plan. This classic wood arbor is beautiful for a backyard wedding arch or just everyday backyard decor! 

Backyard Wedding Arch Design

My sister gave me this wedding arch inspiration photo to work from:She trusted me and knew that I would be able to come up with something great.  (Because that’s what #remodelaholic brothers do!)

As soon as I had a good idea of the design, I built a model in 3d to figure out how I was going to build it.  Given my list of requirements above,   I found that having a top and two side sections was to best option and corbels would end up holding it all together.

How to Build a Wood Garden Arbor for a Wedding

-  120″ wide at the top -  85″ between outer edges of posts -  96″ tall -  19″ deep at the bottom, 24″ at the top

Wedding Arch Garden Arbor Dimensions

Materials

-  (3) 2x4x8 – Redwood (ripped down for the trellis pieces) -  (4) 4x4x8 – Redwood Posts -  (2) 2x8x8 – Redwood (for the corbels) -  Wood Glue

Tools

-  Table Saw (for ripping trellis pieces) -  Circular Saw -  Jig Saw -  Orbital Sander -  Drill/Driver and Bits -  Tape Measure

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