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

Detailed instructions for a classic combination

Arbor Bench Back Supports

Attach back supports

Cut the 18-inch-long back supports so they taper from 5½ inches at the bottom to 2 inches at the top.

Align the back edge of the supports with the back of the seat and attach the supports to the post by drilling pilot holes and driving 3-inch screws. Attach the center back support by driving screws up through the seat from underneath.

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