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Build a Rebar Arbor

It’s quick, easy, and an inexpensive way to give your garden structure and character

Fine Gardening - Issue 146
Gardeners love arbors. Admit it: Once you’ve filled your cart with assorted plants at the nursery, you can’t help but wheel the cart past the department with all the arbors—and drool. For many years, I’ve dreamed of having a unique arbor to frame a walkway, mark the entrance to a special spot in the garden, or elegantly signal a transition to another part of the landscape. And I would have purchased one a decade ago except for one fact: Arbors are expensive. Most gardeners would rather spend the big bucks on plants. But with a little muscle and some imagination, you can build a simple arbor out of rebar for about $100. The best part is that the only power tools you’ll need are your own two hands. Turn the page to see how it’s done. Materials: • Protective gloves • Eight 10-foot lengths of rebar • Tape measure •…

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