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

Detailed instructions for a classic combination

Arbor Bench Legs

Install the legs

Bolt the front legs to the outside of the seat supports with 3½-inch carriage bolts, placing the legs 2 inches back from the front edges of the seat supports. Check that the legs are at least fairly plumb. Attach the back legs to the post with 3-inch screws.

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