The two posts arbors are often used to delineate and adorn an area. They add charm, structure and shade and are used for many landscape solutions. The standard 2 post design can be built up to 4’ wide and 16’ long. Can be extended with an additional post up to 24’ long. Each arbor is unique. You can fine tune your arbor to the last detail before we build for you.
- Available in lengths from 4 to 24 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 5 business days. You can change any detail or dimension to ensure your Arbor will work perfectly for you.
- All joints are notched so that your arbor will never sag, warp, twist, or shrink. Each timber is finely sanded to a smooth touch.
- Every Two-Post Wood Arbor is custom built. You can choose from our standard sizes and options. 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 warranties up to 30 years. Our products are overbuilt: they can stand up to inclement weather as well as years of use. We can customize your specific kit based on your selections, and send it out to be assembled within a matter of days. If you prefer, we can assemble it for you. Give us a ring today to find out how.
Arbor Specifications have the following sections, any of which you may go to directly by clicking:
DIMENSIONS & DRAWINGS
We customize our Arbors to suit your needs. Just tell us what size and options you want. Prior to building, we provide our customers with a detailed set of drawings based on their initial choices and sizes. Our drawing process is the perfect tool to illustrate each and every detail and dimension. It allows you to double check every aspect to be sure it is exactly as you'd like before we begin to build. Drawings are emailed within 5 business days and we'll revise your drawings as much as needed to make sure that every issue is perfected prior to beginning construction.
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 with a length up to 12'.
ARBOR POST LENGTHS
Most Arbors have a ceiling height around 8 ft. 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 to result in posts extending 9 ft above ground with roof supports just under 8' 3½" above ground and a 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, 11, and 12 ft.
Assembly instructions for: Two-Post Wood Arbor
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 over a half to full day depending on size. Pergolas require a ratchet, wrench, hammer and ladder. Some assemblies may require a drill to attach the posts into concrete. As with all of our products, we preassemble pergolas in our shop to ensure everything fits together. All hardware is included with clearly labeled parts. We also include detailed step-by-step instructions.
Take a look below at our assembly instructions for specific details. If you'd like a concrete pour to hold the posts, your project will require an additional half day prior to assembly. Please complete the concrete pour a few days prior to assembly to allow the concrete to cure.
Special skills are not required to re-assemble our pergolas. 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, you should expect your furniture to last 10-40 years without maintenance even in climates with harsh, year round conditions.
Being outside year-round is rough on all wood finishings. The surface absorbs UV rays and pollution, there is a constant variation in moisture and temperature, and oxidization occurs. Over the years, most woods degrade and decay, and the surface color will slowly fade towards a silver patina. This is not the case with Forever Redwood. The silver patina is surface deep (less than 1/64") and is not indicative of decay. Your set will last decades and will not compromised in any way by surface color changes. We keep our display items as is without refinishing as examples to show off the natural aging process (we like the patina!).
Although Forever Redwood is maintenance-free, we recommended that 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 you’d like to keep your set looking its best for decades, please go to: Care and Finish.