Garden arbor plans, free PDF download.

Freestanding Garden Arbor Plans (free PDF)

The arbor plans PDF file can be downloaded below.

This freestanding garden arbor will look great on any pathway or entryway.

About The Arbor Plans

The arbor is built using 4×4’s and 2×4’s.

To prevent the arbor from tipping over use stakes to anchor it.

To assemble the arbor begin with (A), next (B), and so on.

arbor plans exploded

Material/ Cut List

4×4 (A)46′
2×4 ripped in half (B)24′
2×4 ripped in half (B)52′ 1 1/2″
2×4 ripped in half (B)
49 13/16″
4×4 (C)
2×4 (D)
2×4 ripped in half (E)

 Material / Shopping List

2 1/2″ deck screws  
3″ deck screws
arbor plans front view
arbor plans side view
arbor plans 4x4 (A)
arbor plans side (B)
arbor plans top beam (C)
arbor plans grid
arbor plans crossbeam (D)
arbor plans top (E)
freestanding garden arbor plans


  1. How are the two 4×4 attached to the four 4×4 post? Screws listed are not long enough.

    • I have the same question. I’m thinking a lag bolt drilled though the top 4×4 and screwed into the vertical. Would have to countersink the top of the lag bolt as to not interfere with the part on top. I might also add some outdoor liquid nail just to stabilize.

      What do you think?

    • I think I would use dowels.

  2. hi cannot down load cannot find how to log in for new members

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