With all the tools available today, it is relatively easy to learn how to build your own grapevine arbor. A grapevine arbor is a wonderful addition to any garden. It serves a decorative, ornamental purpose and can also support grapes or other types of vines that grow on them. Fortunately, making such a structure is relatively easy, even if you have only modest carpentry skills.
Before you make a shopping list for materials that will make up your new arbor, go outside to your backyard. Look around your garden to select an ideal spot on which you will build your arbor. Make sure the location in question has a good amount of space (at least eight feet all around) so that there is sufficient room for the grapevines to grow.
Go to your local home improvement store and buy 12-gauge galvanized steel wire, some PVC pipes that are made of steel or aluminum, and pretreated wood. These items will make up the body of your arbor. Make sure you have enough wood so that you can have a structure reaching heights of at most eight feet. If you can find wooden posts that are already the size you want, you should pick these up for your structure. Otherwise, you will have to cut them with a saw.
Dig holes at least two feet deep in the ground where you want your arbor positioned, and install the posts inside. The wire can then be spread across the width of the wooden posts and affixed into place with stainless steel staples. Make sure it is stretched taut and tightly so that it doesn't easily move or begin to unravel. You will then have to apply a bit of a slightly lighter wire in a smaller gauge that will sit atop the main wire. This is necessary to give added support to the arbor so that it can hold the grapevines or other vines in position.