DIY Arbor Plans

Arbor plans can help you make a beautiful entryway to your yard or house with a comfortable swing or bench. A garden arbor can also do double duty acting as a support for roses, grape vines or other climbing plants.

Free DIY arbor plans are available in many shapes and styles to compliment any architectural style and many are easily customized to fit a specific area. Choose a project with a gate or double doors, bench or latticework for added interest, or select a simple structure of posts and cross-member stock lumber.


CCA treated lumber is the most economical building material, but redwood is a beautiful and long lasting wood that can be used for an arbor structure that is attractive and durable. Always use galvanized or stainless steel fasteners to avoid rust and corrosion.


Build a Rose Arbor

Free Rose Arbor Plan by ExtremeHowTo

Here are plans for a rose arbor that measures 7 feet tall and is wide enough to place outdoor furniture under.


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Inexpensive Sturdy Arbor Plans by Fine Gardening

Detailed instructions to help you build an arbor that is good-looking, strong and sturdy plus easy on the budget.

This arbor could be built in a weekend with just a little wood.


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Free Garden Arbor Plans by Garden Plans Free

Using basic woodworking skills, you can build this simple arbor in a short amount of time with little investment.

Building the sides first, then building the pieces for the arched top are some of the techniques listed in the instructions to help you get this arbor built in the easiest way possible.


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Simple Entryway Arbor Plans by Better Homes & Gardens

With this project you can easily build an inexpensive entry using the instructions and list of materials.

This project page is from Better Homes & Gardens and includes a detailed diagram for building.


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BuildEazy's Large DIY Arbor Plan

Here are straight forward plans to help you build this arbor. Simple design with large posts supporting a very basic structure. Shouldn't be too hard or take too long to build this DIY arbor.


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Popular Mechanic's Arched Arbor Project

Step by step instructions on how to create this lovely arched arbor that is perfect as a gateway.

Just one project like this in your backyard adds so much character, even if it doesn't have a distinct purpose. You can paint it or build it out of cedar and merely add an exterior primer or sealer.


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Flat Top Garden Arbor Plan

This project is for a garden arbor with a flat top and has a list of materials needed and helpful drawings. Very nice set of plans from Georgia-Pacific.

Be sure to print the plans out if you are thinking of building this arbor while the project sheet is still available. This would be nice for growing grapes.


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Old Fashioned Entrance - Arbor Plans by Wayne of the Woods

Give your garden or lawn some added beauty by building this old fashioned wooden arbor.

Nice, easy to follow instructions accompanied by step-by-step photos of the building process.


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Arbor with a Bench by Sunset

Build an arbor that measures 60 inches wide and 86 inches high and has a charming and comfy bench seat.

The arbor has lattice side panels and a trellis on top for vines. Perfect for a garden or a corner yard hide-away.


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