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Project by kiefer posted 06-16-2011 06:13 AM 2821 views 3 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second arbor for our backyard
The arbor has some new details in the lattice panels and cross pieces on top of the arch.
The project is made from normal construction lumber at a cost of $ 100.00 .
Two planter boxes are still to come for below the lattice panels .
The round posts where made on my router lathe and are made up of 4 pieces which made for less joints
for weather to penetrate.

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kiefer

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hardiness zone 4b

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MsDebbieP

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posted 06-16-2011 11:29 AM

that is GORGEOUS.. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous .. and only $100? (plus the work and artistry put into it, of course).

Gorgeous!!

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

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jroot

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posted 06-16-2011 03:14 PM

Fabulous. I was planning on making one for here. If you were closer to me, I’d offer you more than $100 for this gorgeous Arbor. Well done.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 06-16-2011 03:17 PM

You have made a lovely arbor, Kiefer, now what will you grow on it?

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Iris43

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-16-2011 04:26 PM

What an attractive arbor! I’m anxious to see your planter boxes and placement of it all.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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sharad

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hardiness zone 11

posted 06-16-2011 07:31 PM

The best arbor I have seen so far and thanks for the details.

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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NavyCop68

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hardiness zone 8

posted 06-17-2011 01:17 AM

How deep will you set it, if you are going to have planters at the base?

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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kiefer

28 posts in 1174 days
hardiness zone 4b

posted 06-17-2011 05:57 AM

Thanks to all of you for your comments !!
It looks like everybody enjoyed it and I will keep you posted as this is a work in progress.
There are some previous planters from the old arbor which I will make smaller and recover with new material and the new arbor will be attached to the old posts I left in the ground this will will give plenty support to the new arbor and also the planter boxes will give further support.
The virginia creeper that is growing at the site since last year will be growing on the arbor and should have plenty support growing Thur the top cross bars .
I live in an area where we get high winds at times ,since the design of the open crossbars.
Steve if I was to set the arbor posts in the ground I would likely go three feet as our soil is very sandy but for you I would check locally for help on this because you likely have different soil.

thanks again to you all

kiefer

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NavyCop68

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hardiness zone 8

posted 06-17-2011 07:35 AM

We have pretty rocky clay soil where I am at right now. Definitely a project I would like to see done at the house we finally buy, once we figure out where we want to put down our family roots! I could see doing something like that and putting it in a temporary setting. Just off of the back porch is usually pretty quiet, but there are places to be able to lash something to the porch… Something to add to the already long list of projects I would like to do sometime (money and time permitting!)

-- Steve, Vancouver, WA

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Bon

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hardiness zone 5a

posted 06-17-2011 06:29 PM

Nice arbour Kiefer.Well done.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Gone_Tropical

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hardiness zone 9b

posted 06-19-2011 06:07 PM

beautiful Kiefer!!
it looks so very professional. Did you purchase a plan for this arbor or did you design the plan yourself? My DH would surely need a detailed plan for such a lovely arbor (will have to show him your project :-) )

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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kiefer

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posted 06-19-2011 07:12 PM

Gone Tropical
Thanks for your comment
No the arbor is my own design and the complete project is build by myself with the help of my wife!
I do not have a plan for the arbor but could give you dimensions and i have a tutorial at this link for drawing the arch there is also a post on how I made the round posts
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/49135
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/48548
If you have any questions send a e mail and I will try to answer .
thanks again

kiefer

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Gone_Tropical

510 posts in 1320 days
hardiness zone 9b

posted 06-19-2011 07:41 PM

thank you so much Kiefer (Pine?), very nice of you to link to your tutorials. (I marked as favorite)
and wow to your design, I bet your wifey is really happy :-)

-- Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Gone Tropical Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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kiefer

28 posts in 1174 days
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posted 06-19-2011 08:47 PM

Yes the translation is pine and you are welcome any time.
Pine was my favorite tree to climb as a youngster.
KIEFER

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Ben

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hardiness zone 5

posted 06-23-2011 08:13 PM

i like that very much…. i think it is safe to say you have talent…

-- It started with stargazers and then stella's and then somewhere between colocasia and dicentra i decided to deny having an addiction.

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erika

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posted 06-21-2012 03:37 PM

I wish I knew how to do stuff. I wish my husband knew how to do stuff. Of course, sounds like you have the right tools – lathes, saws, workshop – of which we have none. :(

-- Erika, Hastings, ON

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