With our wedding just 10 days away it is time to clue up some of the final projects on our wedding to-do list. One of the remaining projects is the focal point of our wedding ceremony, our wedding arbour. Rob and I will stand in front of the wedding arbour as we exchange our vows starting the next chapter of our lives together.
Since we are building the wedding arbour at home we wanted to ensure that it is easy to transport. For this reason, we opted not to use wood glue on the joins and attached the wood pieces together using wood screws. You only need two power tools to complete this project: a saw and a drill.
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- 6 – 2x4x96″ lumber
- 2″ wood screws
- 3 – 2x4x90″
- 6 – 2x4x27″ (long point to long point, both ends cut at 45 degrees off square, ends NOT parallel)
- 2 – 2x4x48″
Start by joining the 3 pieces of 2x4x96″ lumber. One piece will form the top of the arbour and the other 2 pieces will form the legs. I started by marking straight lines on the back of top piece 3″ in from each end. I used my Kreg Multi-Mark to measure and draw the lines.
Next, I lined up the legs to the lines and attached using 2″ wood screws.
To provide some extra support I added a 2x4x27″ brace between the legs and top of the arbour. I attached the brace using 2″ wood screws.
Next, I attached the 2x4x48″ bases to the legs using 2″ wood screws. Then I attached a 2x4x27″ brace to each side of the legs to secure the legs to the base using 2″ wood screws.
To finish our wedding arbour I sanded it and stained it using Minwax Dark Walnut. To make the most of our wedding arbour we have decided to use it for both our ceremony and photo booth backdrop.
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