If you have a huge garden, it’s best to “fill it up” so it doesn’t look bare and empty. However, doing so can sometimes be challenging – especially if you want something unique. Fortunately, there are a lot of ideas available on the internet. If you’re passionate about garden decorating, here’s a special project for you.
Have you considered putting a garden bridge in your garden? If you haven’t yet because of budget constraints, perhaps you can reconsider. You don’t have to spend US $100-250 on one. You can build your very own garden bridge for a much lower price.
What could be more charming than a small wooden bridge to show off a water feature or help you step over an uneven slope?
Most garden bridges have elaborate railings. Kids will sometimes call them fairy-tale bridges.
This project, however, is all about natural simplicity: a small upward arc and a few deck boards. That’s it!
The finished project would be perfect if you have a stream or a small brook right on your property. But if not, it’ll work out just fine.
- (2) 2x12s hardwood (for support stringers)
- (13) 2x6s hardwood (for floor planks)
- (2) 8’ 4×4 treated pine post (for handrails), cut into 6 32” posts
- 25” Length of bendable conduit (to create arch guide on stringer)
- Benjamin-Moore Paint or stain & brushes
- Wood screws (2” stainless steel)
- Wood nails
- Pencil (for marking)
- Circular saw
- Electric screwdriver
- Drill/drill bit (1/2”)
- Wood planar
- Vice/wood clamps
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Do you want to build your own garden bridge? Watch the video below…