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Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Rebar Grape Arbor

Rebar Grape Arbor
One of my clients brought back this idea from Switzerland of making a grape arbor out of rebar.  With some major modifications this is what we ended up with.

There's about 2 dozen 20 foot long rebar pieces in this design, all woven together to form 4 arches, and 2 domed ceilings.  Planted at the base of three of the legs are grape vines, which will start to climb over the arbor and form a nice leafy roof.  The structure is almost strong enough to hang from so it should support a lot of grapes.

Rebar Grape Arbor
We're still working out the final details of finishing it off, but it came out pretty good for a first try.  I'm sure I'll be doing more of these, with different designs, if this one works out, which, I'm sure it will.

6 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea! How big are the dimensions and what width of rebar did you use? How much did this cost to make!? Thanks so much!

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  2. The rebar length was 20', the longest length available. The diameter was 3/8" if I remember correctly. The span is about 15'. There are now grape vines growing over the top of this.

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  3. How do you bend arches uniformly? With Rebar?
    breezefromthestars@gmail.com

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    1. 3/8" rebar is quite flexible. It bends uniformly with ease.

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  4. Very cool! would love to have one of these for my wisteria. How far are you from West Virginia, LOL???

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  5. This is beautiful, very impressive. How did you attach the pieces to each other?

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