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Arbor for the wife


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About 3 weeks ago my lovely wife ask me to make an arbor to go over the side door on our house. This is what I came upwith no plan no drawings just flying by the seat of my pants. This is my first large project. Needless to say my wife was very happy with
It is made of 1 1/4 sq tubing 12 ga wall so quite heavy should last a life time. The scrolls are all hand made. I didn't think I would ever get done making them. I wire brushed it and sprayed it with salt and bleach and it rusted over night. I wanted it to rust so there would be no maintance plus the rust color goes great with the brick on my house. We will plant a vineing plants to grow up the sides.








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The glass inserts are held in with small pieces of rubber roofing. They were a close fit so I took strips of the rubber and put 2 pieces on the bottom and then one on the top and forced the inserts in. It seems to hold them very tight now time will tell how long the rubber will last.

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