How to Build a Grapevine Arbor

By Justin Otto
eHow Contributing Writer

Grapevine arbors provide not only a source of fruit, but also a fresh supply of grapes to make homemade wine. If that's not reason enough to build an arbor, they are also an easy way to add an aesthetically pleasing touch to your landscaped yard or garden.


Things You'll Need:

  • Three 8-foot 4 by 4 posts Three 36" 2 by 4 boards Post hole diggers Concrete Drill Adjustable wrench Six 4-inch lag bolts 12 eye hooks Metal clothesline.

  1. Dig holes for posts in a straight line six feet apart, using post hole diggers.

  2. Step2

    Sink 4 by 4 posts into the holes. Fill the holes with concrete for added stability.

  3. Step3

    Drill two holes into the center of each 2 by 4. Using a wrench and lag bolts, attach 2 by 4 boards to the posts, forming a T-shape.

  4. Step4

    Space eye hooks evenly apart and screw four per post into the top of the 2 by 4 boards.

  5. Step5

    Tie the clothesline to the eye hooks on the end posts. Thread it through the middle, finally tying it to the eye hooks on the other end post.

  6. Step6

    Train the grapevine to the arbor by wrapping its branches around the posts.


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