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Project by cranbrook2 posted 12-14-2007 07:46 AM 4036 views 1 time favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone , Here is one of my rustic arbors
It is made from 120 year old pine branches. It is joined together with galvanized nails and brass screws.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2



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PINKHANDCUFFFGIRL

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posted 12-14-2007 10:55 AM

That is beautiful!!

-- brown thumb slowly turning green!!!! Zone 6b

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Jason

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posted 12-14-2007 12:29 PM

These are great, I love the attention to detail!

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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MsDebbieP

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posted 12-14-2007 01:09 PM

not only is the arbor great but the photos: they really highlight the structure.

Awesome.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

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posted 12-14-2007 02:14 PM

Absolutely Gorgeous … I love that you used such old wood; adds even more to the charm (and appeal) to the piece.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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cranbrook2

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posted 12-14-2007 02:43 PM

Thank you everyone . At the time i didn,t have any wood lying around but i had an urge to build something so thats how i came up with the idea of building this. I just trimmed off the old branches from the trees behind the arbor in pics 1 and 2 and it was just enough to build this.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Jason

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posted 12-14-2007 02:52 PM

John, did you also make/carve the geese that are perched about the arbor?

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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cranbrook2

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posted 12-14-2007 03:00 PM

The geese are hollow decoys used for hunting. They are made from a hard plastic .I think they had a piece of Styrofoam in them to make them float at one time .

I just happened to find them in a old barn and them seem to fit perfectly on the branches.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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GreginDE

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posted 01-05-2008 08:22 AM

Neat arbor. What are the dimensions on them?

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-05-2008 08:57 AM

Thanks Greg
Both arbors are 8 ft high 6 1/2 ft wide and 5 ft deep. I will be doing a few new styles this spring.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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GrandmaT

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posted 01-05-2008 09:30 AM

I will be anxious for spring then … to see your new designs.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-05-2008 09:34 AM

Thanks GrandmaT
I am hoping to build a gazebo out of branches first, It will be 10 ft diameter .

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Jason

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posted 01-05-2008 09:44 AM

Must be nice to have so much room to build your structures! lol…

-- Living on the square...Metro Detroit

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GrandmaT

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posted 01-05-2008 01:03 PM

Like I said, anxious to see it …

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-05-2008 01:30 PM

I live on a 100 acre farm so i have lots of room to expand.
I think that is what held me back for years not having the space.
People always ask me how can i possibly stay out in the country by myself and do i get bored and the answer is no. If i lived in the city then i would be lost , i would feel closed in . I need my space . lol

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-05-2008 02:03 PM

city folk. ha
when my husband died I was TOLD that I needed to move to the civilization… that’s the wording they used!! I am a 20 min. drive from a 100,000 pop. city. It takes them longer than 20 min. to drive across town
Civilization. pshaw.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-05-2008 02:24 PM

I get the willys just thinking about city life . lol 20 min from the city would be perfect . I am an hour from any major city.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Eklectic

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posted 01-29-2008 01:18 PM

As much as I like the country and the freedom of being able to work without disturbing the neighbors, I still miss being able to jump in the car and in 5 minutes being able to get the cement or sand or whatever.
I can plan my shopping expeditions, I am always missing something. Hubby picks up stuff on his way home, but…
I am getting better at being “country folk”, but it takes practicing and patience.

All of that to say John, that I love your harbor. Wish I still lived in BC, I could come and see your place. Sounds very interesting!.

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-29-2008 01:36 PM

Thank you Eklectic
I wish i could live on the egde of the city, country so i could have the best of both worlds.
I am living on a 100 acre farm just outside Cranbrook Ontario .Population is about 100 people at the most.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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springwood

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posted 01-29-2008 03:31 PM

Very, Very lovely, would love one, but my OH isn’t very handy.

-- Derbyshire------- English Countryside

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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-29-2008 03:32 PM

I know what you mean about learning to live as country folk. When I make a trip to town (even though it isn’t that far away) I have planned ahead and try to multi=task and get everything.
Rick, who is a city boy, goes and buys one thing when he needs it and says “oh we’ll get that next time” when we see something at the store.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-29-2008 06:11 PM

Thank you jed and springwood. As long as it is wood i can use it.

Debbie i have been living in the country for 6 years without a car and the closest town is 30 minutes away.
It,s not easy but i manage some how.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Eklectic

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posted 01-30-2008 05:29 PM

Where is Cranbrook, On.?
I did a Google search, map quest….nothing.
What is the closest town?
I do get around during the summer and if it was a question of a detour only, i would love to come and see all that you do! If you do not mind naturally.

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-30-2008 05:51 PM

I am located about 7 kms east of Brussels and 25 mins west of Listowel. I am having a 2 day art show at the end of this April sponsored by Perth county Art Council and i will be announcing it a few weeks before then . I have people stop in all the time so you are welcome anytime , just send me a message before time and i will send you my address.

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Eklectic

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posted 01-31-2008 07:56 AM

Well, if it is in Perth, we will meet!!
Thanks.

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-31-2008 08:02 AM

Good Morning Eklectic
I am right on the boarder of Perth and Huron county

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Eklectic

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posted 01-31-2008 08:18 AM

Good morning to you as well,
I am in South Mountain, 15 minutes north of the 401 in South Dundas. About one hour from Perth!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-31-2008 08:24 AM

I am about 7 kms east of brussels , it should be on map quest

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-31-2008 02:23 PM

and I’m about an hour south of Kitchener

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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cranbrook2

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posted 01-31-2008 02:32 PM

I have some relatives in Brantford .I think that is near you?

-- John in Cranbrook , http://www.extremebirdhouse.com http://community.webshots.com/user/cranbrook2

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Eklectic

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posted 01-31-2008 02:33 PM

Maybe we should try for a “meet” all those that can make it: picnic, pot luck whatever, might be nice!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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MsDebbieP

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posted 01-31-2008 04:21 PM

yes, I’m near Brantford.

I’m having a LumberJocks’ picnic on July 13th. We could make it a LumberJocks/GardenTenders event.

I think it’s the 13th—the Sunday, anyway

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 05-15-2008 07:16 AM

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