This garden arbor with swing is made from pressure-treated lumber and fastened with galvanized nails. Here’s how to build an arbor in your backyard:

  1. Dig the holes and set the 4”x 4” posts in the ground.
  2. Level the structure and secure it in place.
  3. Fill the holes with concrete and allow it to set.
  4. Attach 2”x 12” boards to the front and back with an inverted bevel cut at each end.
  5. Make matching cuts in the 2”x 6” rafters and toenail them in place.
  6. Add a trellis, made from 1” treated stock, to each end of the arbor. Treated lattice can be used as well.
  7. Hang a swing from the rafters for a perfect backyard retreat.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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