Our budget metal arbor rusted away where it meets the sidewalk. Having some cedar cull hanging around the shop for 4 years, thought I could find a free plan that would work.
Popular Mechanics plan! nice! and it's free!
Glued up overlapping 20" segments of 2x6 cedar, cut 22.5 degrees
slider made trimming the ends square easy, at 46" wide the arbor just makes it through the blade
nailing on the lattice pcs
I bought 10 ft cedar 4x4 posts, longest I could find at lumber yards, making each one 60", 2" short of the plan . I will reduce the cross lattice pieces spacing by a 1/4" so they don't over run the post length.
test fit, but have concerns arbor may be too narrow for it's location
I'm thinking of making new arches, 57" wide, 50" inside width, in an oval shape. Arbor needs to be wide enough for two people to pass side by side ( Wife's elderly customers need assistance). The current inside width of 40" is a bit tight.