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

Detailed instructions for a classic combination

Arbor Bench Seat Supports

Install seat supports

Cut the seat supports and back supports to length.

Position each seat support beside a post with the top of the support 16½ inches above the ground and one end flush with the outside of the post. Drill a single ¼-inch hole through the post and the support, then bolt them together with a 6-inch carriage bolt. Adjust the support so it is level. Drill a ¼-inch hole and add a second carriage bolt.

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