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Upper Peninsula White Cedar Arbor with curved back benches.

This serves as the side entrance to the vegetable and flower gardens that are around the woodshop. The potting shed in the background serves as a work area for my wife to prepare her plants and storage for the gardening equipment.

Below are thumbnails photos of the construction. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge

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This is that bottom rail for the benches

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This is the jig for bending the top seat rail for the back rest

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The slats for the back of the bench inserted into the top bench back rail

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Constructing the bench portion of the arbor

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This is the construction for one side of the arbor

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The bottom view of the bench. notice the bootom of the post. I had to splice them to make them longer to get below the frost line

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These are the 4x4 extentions that have been mortised to accept the tenons for the posts that are attached to the bench

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This is bent arch that goes above the bench between the support posts

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Assembled and erected without the attached fence