Two-Post Wood Arbor
An Arched Arbor Trellis Kit with two posts sounds like a mouthful, but this subtle, dynamic Forever Redwood kit can be the perfect addition to your house. Much like the classic wooden gateways of Japan, two-post Arched Arbor Trellises provide a wide space open gateway to adorn your garage, driveway, or garden.
Our two-post Arched Arbor Trellis Kits are available in sizes ranging in 4-12 feet in length, and up to 4 feet wide. We use only the best, restoration forestry wood, and build the Trellises with notched joints, ensuring that they won’t sag, bend, or warp shape over time. We understand that not all outdoor spaces are equal, and make each of our Arched Arbor Trellis Kits customized to your specific needs.
- 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 Two-Post Wood 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 wood arbor kits outlasts teak/cedar..
At Forever Redwood, we guarantee our products to last a lifetime and offer warrantees of up to 30 years. Our products are overbuilt, meaning that they can stand up to inclement weather, as well as years of use. We can customize your specific kit based on what you choose and send it to be assembled within a matter of days. Or, if you’d like, we can assemble it for you. Give us a ring today to find out how.
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 12'.
The 2 post arbor can be built as long as 12'.
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.
ARBOR POST ANCHORING
OVERSIZE ANCHOR KIT
VAR = 3 3/4 x 3 3/4
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 pouring footings with our two post arbor anchors as shown for maximum strength and longevity. 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.
Assembly instructions for: Two-Post Arbors
Assembly instructions for: Anchor Kit For Two Post Arbors
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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.
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