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

Detailed instructions for a classic combination

Arbor Bench Backrests

Add the backrests

Cut the back rail and backrests to length. Attach the back rail to the top of the back supports with 3-inch screws. (It will stick out behind the outside of the posts.) Screw the top backrest flush with the top ends of the back supports.

Attach the second backrest between the top backrest and the seat.

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