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Digging through the old DeCou Photo Archives, I came across this project I had forgotten about.

Some good friends of ours planned an outdoor wedding. I asked if I could build a Garden Arbor for the wedding, as I had been itching for a chance to build one. This was a gift to our friends, who were married some 7-8 years ago.

It is built out of Cedar and CCA Treated Wood. The curved beams were done with 3/16" thick strips of CCA wood, that was bent laminated and glued with outdoor glue, and then secured using deck screws. I made the woven lattice sections with the scrap strips from the bent lamination work.

The cutouts in the bottom were Christian symbols, a Cross, a Fire, a Fish, a Crown, and a Dove.

Thanks for looking,
Mark DeCou
www.decoustudio.com

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Want to See More of my Furniture Work?:
If you go to my Mark DeCou Website you will find that I have not updated my website in quite some time. I realize that I need to invest in improving my website, but until that is accomplished, here are some more Lumberjocks related lilnks with updated postings of my furniture work, sorted into categories. Thanks for your interest in my work, and your patience with my website.

Arts and Crafts, Mission Style Related Projects:
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  2. Arts & Crafts Orchid Stand w/ Wine Bottle Storage
  3. Arts & Crafts Style Morris Inspired Chairs
  4. Arts & Crafts Display Top Coffee Table
  5. Arts & Crafts Style Inspired End Table Set
  6. Arts & Crafts Style Inspired Prairie Couch
  7. Table Lamps
  8. Arts & Crafts Carved Entertainment Center
  9. Mission Entertainment Center

Church & Worship-Art Related Projects:
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  4. Processional Cross
  5. Fancy Speaker's Lectern
  6. Church Hymn Number Board
  7. Communion Chalice (Cup) and Paten

Art-Furniture Related Projects:
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  2. Original Art Carved Tilt Front Desk, inspired by Birger Sandzen
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  4. Decoratively Painted Box End Tables
  5. Birch China Cabinet for Cut Glass Collection

Rustic, Western, Cedar Log, and Cowboy Related Projects:
  1. Naughty (Knotty) Refined Rustic White Oak & Black Walnut China Hutch
  2. A Kansa Indian and Buffalo Accent Art-Chair
  3. Refined Rustic Dining Chairs
  4. Refined Rustic Dining Table
  5. Cowboy-Western Style Suitcase/Luggage Support Racks
  6. Fun With Cedar Logs #1; Sitting Stool
  7. Fun With Cedar Logs #2; Coat/Hat/Spur Rack
  8. Fun With Cedar Logs #3; Western Style Hat/Coat Rack
  9. Fun With Cedar Logs #4; Entryway Stool

Outdoor Furniture Related:
  1. Kennebunkport Style Adirondack Chair
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  3. Outdoor Project: Cedar Wood Double Settee

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Nice work, as usual, Mark. The groom looks pleased, but then maybe it's his bride that brings out that smile.
 

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Mark you always think of the little things that add flare to project … I like the cutouts, it takes away the plain side look nicely.
 

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good design, Mark. I hope it was used for more thatn one wedding.
 

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nice project ? looks like it took a lot of work. makes me wonder where the arbor is now.
 

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As normal the quality goes in before the name goes on! LOL!
 

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All I can do is dream that I would be half this good one day Mark. :)

Just a beautiful piece of work!
 

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I like it, but I like all of your work, Mark.
 

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There was a comment about how the Arbor looks "today."

I baptized my daughter Rachel on Sunday in the swimming pool at Morning Star Ranch, which is a ministry of World Impact. I used to work there a few years ago. This Wedding Arbor is part of the Morning Star outdoor decor, and is still being used there. It sits in the park area looking stately.

It looked like the paint job has been refreshed some, and everything looked good still. The place is only about 10 miles from me, and I think I will get over there and take some better photos and some closer photos of the art cutouts in the side panels.

I used cca treated pine and cedar for the material, which should give it a few more years before repairs will be needed.

thanks for your kind comments,
Mark
 
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