Two-Post Wood Arbor
Our Two Post Arbor makes a beautiful accent for an entryway or an attractive backdrop in your yard or garden.
- Available in lengths from 4 to 12 ft and widths of up to 4 ft.
- Your Arbor is fully erected in the shop for easy re-assembly. No drilling, sanding or cutting needed. Just put it back up and enjoy.
- Detailed Drawings are emailed within 3 business days. You can change any detail or dimension to ensure your Arbor will work perfectly for you.
- All joints are notched so your arbor will never sag, warp, twist, or shrink. Each timber is finely sanded to a smooth to the touch feel.
- Every Arbor is custom built. You can choose from our standard sizes and options or if you don’t see a size or detail you’d like just let us know.
- Materials & Craftsmanship that last a lifetime. Thick timbered, finely finished Redwood outlasts teak/cedar..
Arbor Specifications has the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking on it:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
We can customize our Arbors to suit your needs. Just tell us what size and what options you want. Prior to building, we provide our customers with a detailed set of drawings based on their initial choices and sizes. The drawings are the perfect tool to show you all the details and dimensions. It allows you to double check everything to be sure it is exactly as you'd like before it is built. Drawings are emailed within 3 business days and we'll revise your drawings as needed to make sure all details and sizing issues are perfected prior to beginning construction.
|Two-Post Arbors Drawing|
Posts are 4x4's and offered in several lengths. Roof Support timbers are 2x4's and Rafters are 2x6's. Rafters and slats are placed 12" on center by default (as opposed to 18" with our other arbors). Any dimension can be adjusted to fit your particular needs. The 2 post arbor can be built as long as 16'
ARBOR POST LENGTHS
Most Arbors have a ceiling height around 8ft. 2 post arbors are usually installed by placing the posts underground 24 inches and adding concrete to hold them in place. The posts of a 2 post arbor extend beyond the "ceiling height" about 7 inches (see drawing below).
For example, the drawing below shows an 11 ft post placed 24 inches underground resulting in your posts being 9 ft above ground, with your roof supports just under 8' 3½" above ground and your ceiling height (clearance to the bottom of the Roof Rafters at 8' 6¾". If you prefer less or more ceiling height than shown, you can choose another post length. We offer post lengths of 10 ft, 11 ft and 12 ft.
We recommend you bury the 2 posts directly into the ground with concrete using a 12 inch round pour to ground level for sufficient support under most conditions. To give your posts a bit extra life, add a coat of paint around all sides of the post for the section that is going to be in contact with the concrete. Adding 2 coats to completely seal this section of the post will add a couple extra years of life for the posts under ground. If you are in a frost area, you'll have to go 6 inches below your frost line to avoid issues when the weather gets very cold.
ARBOR POST ANCHORING
OVERSIZE ANCHOR KIT
We have installed our Arbor in High Wind areas with the Oversize Anchor kit shown above. It is rated to withstand winds of up to 110 miles per hour. The recommended installation is to dig a 12" x 12" hole that is 30" deep and place a significant portion of the anchor in concrete underground as shown in the drawings below. For best results, we recommend doing the concrete work at least 3 days ahead of theArbor install so the concrete will cure prior to attaching the Arbor to it. For best results, we recommend doing the concrete work at least 3 days ahead of the Arbor install so the concrete will cure prior to attaching the Arbor to it. You then place the wood posts in the cradle and bolt the wood to the anchor. We supply wood trim pieces to hide the metal hardware completely so the bottom of the posts looks like they have a wooden boot around them when installation is complete.
- If your Arbor is placed in a snow area, the concrete must be 6 inches below the frost line
- At least 2" clearance between edge and steel to be filled by concrete
We recommend you bury your posts directly into the ground with concrete using a 12 inch round pour to ground level for sufficient support for 2 post arbors under most conditions. To give your posts a bit extra life, add a coat of paint around all sides of the post for the section that is going to be in contact with the concrete. Adding 2 coats to completely seal this section of the post will add a couple extra years of life for the posts under ground. If you are in a frost area, you'll have to go 6 inches below your frost line to avoid issues when the weather gets very cold.
2 Posts Arbors posts are best buried in concrete for best results.
FINISH OR STAIN OPTIONS
All our furniture ships finely sanded to 220 grit for a smooth to the touch finish.
The most popular finish is our Transparent Premium Sealant. This sealant leaves your furniture looking natural and helps keep the beautiful wood surface colors from fading for several years. We use Sikkens brand finishes because they are the best finishes on the market.
Transparent Premium Sealant - Recommended for Outdoors:
Below are the 5 grades of wood we offer with the Transparent Premium Sealant applied. The color tones shown are close representations of the color your furniture will look like. There is no extra charge for the Transparent Premium Sealant:
Redwood(15 yr Warranty)
Mature(20 yr Warranty)
Old Growth(30 yr Warranty)
Mosaic Eco-(10 yr Warranty)
Douglas Fir(10 yr Warranty)
We also offer the Transparent Premium Sealant with the following stains added. There is a small charge for adding these stains:
Stains with Premium Sealant (Coffee and Cherry):
If you are applying your own stain or want the surface color to fade to a "weathered look" in a few months.
Off-White Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a light color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for one final coat.
Gray Oil-Based Primer:
If you are painting a darker color. We apply two coats so that it is ready for the final coat.
Wax Finish - Recommended for Indoors:
If your furniture is for indoors, we recommend the Wax finish. Your furniture will ship with 2 coats of Howard's Feed 'N Wax. Without maintenance the finish becomes a beautiful patina. With minimal care, the finish gets richer and more beautiful year after year.
If you need a specific stain, let us know.
Assembly instructions for: Two-Post Arbors
Assembly instructions for: Anchor Kit For Two Post Arbors
Assembly instructions for: How to Anchor Your Pergola
All You Need is a Few Tools and a Friend
Assembly is best done by two people and usually takes a about half a day to a day depending on size. Arbors need a ratchet wrench, a hammer and a ladder to put them together. As with all our products, we preassemble arbors in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included and all parts are clearly labeled before it is shipped. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Special talent is not required to re-assemble our arbors. But, if you would like help, just let us know. We have our own team for installations in California, Nevada and Southern Arizona and a network of local contractors we recommend for farther afield.
Care: Your Forever Redwood Furniture will last for decades in year-round weather without maintenance.
Depending on the wood grade you choose, even with harsh year-round outdoor conditions, you can expect your furniture to last from ten to forty years without maintenance of any kind.
Being outside year round is rough on any woods finish. The surface absorbs UV rays, pollution, constant variations in moisture and temperature and it also oxidizes. This is why most wood just doesnt hold up and the surface color slowly changes towards a silver patina over the years. But, with Forever Redwood, you dont have to worry. The silver patina is surface deep only (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and is not compromised in any way by the surface color change. For example, we keep our display items as is without refinishing to show off this natural aging (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended you take a few minutes as needed to clean by either hosing down and/or brushing/dusting away accumulated debris (no soap or chemicals needed). If youd like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish
Keep the colors looking vibrant for decades
A quick power washing every 5 to 10 years clears away the accumulated grim, UV surface burning and the old sealant in a few minutes. When power washing be careful not to spray close to the surface or you may cut into the grain of the wood. Once dry, go over any rough spots to smooth out and ready for sealing. Youll need $2 and 10 minutes to do it. Pick up 2 sheets of sandpaper (one 100 grit and one 220 grit). Go over the spots with 100 grit for ten strokes or so and dust off. Then do the same with the fine 220 grit. Redwood sands easily. Dust off and youre ready for sealing.
For best results, sand in the direction of the grain (same direction of the growth lines in the wood). For example, on a picnic tabletop, sand in the lengthwise direction of the boards. After sanding, choose any stain/sealant you like. Redwood takes well to most.
The secret to outdoor longevity begins and ends with the wood. We use generous amounts of the most decay resistant wood available. We encourage our customers to compare photos of our items side by side with any competing product. Thickness counts. Furniture that is thin and light simply won't last in the year round weather.
To keep your furniture beautiful, we use only stainless steel hardware and the highest quality stains and sealants. We use only the Sikkens brand of sealants.
Our primary customer has always been the homeowner that appreciates spending a bit more for quality that will last decades.
Our products are installed with organizations that appreciate longevity like the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. military installations, State and City parks, golf clubs and hotels
We are favored by many landscape architects and contractors because they can count on exceptional quality and quick personal service to complete projects.
We build each item by hand. This insures your set is finely finished and carefully inspected. Old-fashioned hand building also allows us to adjust the size or design of any item to fit your needs.
Because we are a forestry company, we can offer 5 exceptional wood grades to choose from our carefully managed forests with warranties of up to 30 years against decay in any weather. Click for more about our 5 wood grades
Wood decay is warrantied up to 30 years depending on the wood grade. No other outdoor furniture manufacturer has warranties like this. The key is the excellent quality of our wood and the extra-thick timber designs of all our pieces.
Wood Grades and Decay Warranty:
- Douglas-fir: 10 years
- Mosaic Eco-Wood: 10 years
- Redwood: 15 years
- Mature Redwood: 20 years
- Old-Growth Redwood: 30 years
Forever Redwood stands behind its products. We are committed to quickly resolving any issues that might occur. For more information please see our Warranty page.
We offer 4 Shipping Options in the U.S.:
Priority Shipping (ships in 2 to 3 weeks)
Standard Shipping (ships in 4 to 6 weeks)
Free Shipping in the Continental U.S. (ships in 8 to 10 weeks)
Wait & Save Shipping (ships in 12 to 14 weeks) - Free Shipping plus save 5% on your order.
Yes, you can have free shipping plus save 5% off your order! We carefully hand build each Forever Redwood item. When you choose a longer shipout date, you give us more time to build. This lowers our cost and we pass the savings to you. If you choose the Wait & Save Shipping option and prefer we ship out a specific date (up to 6 months in advance), just enter the date in the Comment Box at Checkout. If no note is included, we'll ship in 3 months.
Orders ship from San Diego, CA. Add 3 to 6 business days transit time (depending on location).
We ship to any country. Canada orders ship in 6 weeks. To see Canadian shipping costs, just add item to cart.
For orders outside the U.S. or Canada, just enter your country in the shipping information section at checkout or in the shopping cart to see your freight cost. We ship outside the U.S. or Canada in 6 weeks. For all international shipments, the shipping companies handle any customs paperwork and then contact you to arrange delivery.
Assembly Service Available in California: Just add a note in the comment box at checkout that you'd like "Hand-Delivery & Assembly". We'll email a quote. Minimum $95 assembly charge.