From the Drawing Board- Arbor Detailing

Here is a quick sketch of a couple of detailing options for a wood arbor. Part of the appeal of a custom wood arbor is the variety of detailing that can be done to create a style that fits a project and can coordinate with the house architecture. In the sketch are two basic systems for framing an arbor- either using sandwiched beams around a main support post, or having the beam rest directly on the post.arb.jpg

Elevation view of Arbor- Detail shows 3 tiered configuration of sandwiched main support with a curved secondary support and wood shade infill