Wedding season is upon us as the outdoor events start to ramp up in the spring and summer. Of course anytime of the year is perfectly wonderful for a wedding and even better if it’s a DIY wedding! This self standing wood arch is great for both outdoor and indoor weddings because it’s self standing, you can set it up where ever you’d like. Create the perfect backdrop to frame your ceremony, make a grand reception entrance, highlight the cake table or create a special photo area.
Make it a DIY wedding with a self standing wood arch. A tutorial to create a wood arch perfect for a wedding ceremony area, special event and more.
Using off the shelf 4 x 4 posts and a little concrete you can build this arch in three portable pieces and easily assemble at your location. Leave the wood natural or decorate it.
- lights or anything to coordinate with your theme and decor
Don’t tell anyone but those are fake flowers and I just stapled them to the wood frame, super simple and easy. Below is a photo for scale of me standing under the wood arch, you could easily fit three people to use this size wood arch for your ceremony.
For the complete step by step instructions to build and assemble this self standing wood arch visit Sprucd Market here.
Below is a quick video for visual reference:
Build Base Supports
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Start by building the base box support. The secret here is concrete with hardware post base supports.
Once the concrete was cured I trimmed off the excess plastic and finished the base build.
Be sure to predrill both a hole for the lag screw and a recessed hole for the head large enough to fit your socket wrench. This will hide the hardware once installed. Then stain all the pieces before assembly.
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Got a wedding in your future? Or maybe a special event where a self standing wood arch would make a big impact? Get the plans here and start building!