Step-by-step: How to build an arbor with a bench

Detailed instructions for a classic combination

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Arbor Bench Armrests

Install the armrests

Cut the armrests to length and round their front corners with a jigsaw.

Use a router equipped with a 3⁄8-inch roundover bit to round the edges, then sand any rough edges. Attach the armrests to the tops of the legs with 3-inch screws, aligning the inside edges of the armrests with the inside faces of the front legs.

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