Garden Arbor With a Bench

26 materials
12 Hours

My brother-in-law planted a small grape plant in his backyard and wanted a trellis structure behind it for the grapes to climb on. He asked me to design and build it in the corner of his garden. After going through some designs, we decided to go with a corner arbor. When the project was complete, I created PDF plans on how to build a DIY Corner Arbor with a Bench that includes a trellis for the grapes to grow on.

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Step 1 – Dig Holes for Concrete Tubes

Step 2 – Insert Form Tubes into the Holes and Fill with Concrete

Step 3 – Cut and Notch the Posts

Step 4 – Cut 1×2 Boards for the Trellis Frame 

Step 5 – Cut the Trellis Sheets

Step 6 – Attach the Frame Around the Trellis Sheets 

Step 7 – Stand the Corner Post and Attach the Trellis Panels 

Step 8 – Attach Large Trellis Panels and the End Posts

Step 9 – Cut and Connect the Side Roof Boards

Step 10 – Install Diagonal 4×6 Board to the Pergola

Step 11 – Cut and Install Roof Truss Boards

Step 12 – Build a Frame for the Bench 

Step 13 – Cut and Install the Bench Boards

Step 14 – Build the Backrest of the Bench

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