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Old 01-31-2012, 09:17 AM   #1
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I would like to build an Arbor. I have a trumpet vine that would be smack dab in the middle. So I thought I could build an arbor in a half circular shape, so someone could walk through it. I also wanted to be able to add some shed panelling for the winter and store wood. I also thought of putting a root cellar underneath it too. Do you think this would be too hard?

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Does anyone know how to build an arbor that is about 4 feet wide but is in a half circle? Does that make sense?

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Makes 0 since the way the post is written.
Why would you want to try and build something over a bush?
How in the world would a root celler work if you have no foundation and little protection from the rain over it?
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It is hard to explain. I have a bird sanctuay. In the middle of this fenced area is a trumpet vine that the humming birds love. They build their next in it. I want to build the arbor so that the vine will hang over it. But the area is quite small. I want to make an arbor that is essentially shaped like a half donut, with the trumpet vine in the middle. Is that possible?
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It is hard to explain. I have a bird sanctuay. In the middle of this fenced area is a trumpet vine that the humming birds love. They build their next in it. I want to build the arbor so that the vine will hang over it. But the area is quite small. I want to make an arbor that is essentially shaped like a half donut, with the trumpet vine in the middle. Is that possible?
That is. But what about a cellar?
That's implausible for the most part, don't you think?
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I do, but where would I begin to try to explain the whole process to you?
What are your carpentry skills?
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No because I think if I figure this out correctly from the start, it could really work. I have a magazine on how to build a root cellar. I want to build the arbor so why not do both? What I don't know is possible is can I use a 4 x 4 right next to where the builder bricks would be?
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That is. But what about a cellar?
That's implausible for the most part, don't you think?

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Makes 0 since the way the post is written.
Why would you want to try and build something over a bush?
How in the world would a root celler work if you have no foundation and little protection from the rain over it?
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I'm here but your plan still makes no since to me.
By the questions your having to ask you may be better off having some one local come build this for you. They could also see what your talking about.
No one here is going to know what you mean by the builder bricks. Is it a brick wall, a stack of bricks just sitting on the ground?

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I'm here but your plan still makes no since to me.
By the questions your having to ask you may be better off having some one local come build this for you. They could also see what your talking about.
No one here is going to know what you mean by the builder bricks. Is it a brick wall, a stack of bricks just sitting on the ground?
I would have to dig down past the frost line, lay the big gray bricks, or use wood. But I think using brick would be best. Then about a foot away would be a 4 x 4 set in cement. That is my question. Would it be structurally sound if I had a 4 x 4 set in cement fairly close to the brick wall of the root cellar. The root cellar is small. About 4 ft x 5 ft. The bricks would stack. Oh well. Thanks for your help.

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Why are you hung up on this root celler idea. Makes no since to me. What do you plan on putting it it?
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An arbor by definition is open at the top so the viney things can grow. If it is closed on top, well that is a lean to or a shed, not an arbor. So exactly how would you use an open arbor to "store" wood? I assume you mean firewood. My firewood program is relatively standard, I season my wood for six months on a series of racks open on all sides. After six months, I store my firewood in one of two sheds, one of which is closed on all sides, the other is like a chicken coop with a roof. I would not consider it "storing" wood to keep the wood on the racks, after six months the wood is not going to dry more, it is simply a matter of keeping the wood out of the rain to keep it dry.
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I do, but where would I begin to try to explain the whole process to you?
What are your carpentry skills?
Self taught, I buy a lot of how to do books.

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