DIY WOODEN ARCH – PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS!


Hi guys My name is Kelsey and my name is Becky and we are the Sorry Girls and we are bringing you Even more wedding diys! You can’t stop us! This one involves a little bit more construction, but trust us It’s super easy. It looks like you spent a fortune on it Yeah, but you didn’t you made it yourself. Exactly we’re making a diy wedding arch that you can put whatever you want on it flowers maybe that flower table runner that you made in our other episode Oh, maybe that. Also, this doesn’t have to be for a wedding this could be like a really nice photo backdrop this could be like just like party whatever and you could like totally decorate it so it’s not super like feminine, whatever you want to do Exactly, Alright, let’s see how we did it. Before we jump into this tutorial. We would love it if you guys could subscribe Okay, now we go get started alrighty, to make our own arch we picked up a total of three pieces of 2x4x12 foot pieces of pressure-treated wood and one 2x4x8 foot piece We got the 12 foot pieces cut to 7 feet at the hardware store So that left us with three 7 foot pieces and three 5 foot pieces We also grab some wood screws that were two and a half inches long Okay, we’re going to start on the ground using our three seven foot pieces and we’re roughing in the shape of the arch the piece at The top of the arch we measured one foot in from each side we lined up the piece that goes vertical to the outside of that one foot line Next we took our wood screw and added two screws diagonally from each other to secure the vertical piece to the top horizontal piece Repeat this on the other side and now it’s attached Next we’re taking one of our five foot pieces and figuring out how we want our brace pieces to sit So we figured out we want the piece 26 inches and we’ll need to cut the piece of wood on a 45 degree angle on either side. The easiest way to cut on a 45 degree angle is to use a miter box It’s a plastic box that has slips at 90 degree Angles and 45 degree Angles so that sawing is super simple now that we have a 45 degree angle cut we want to create another one going the opposite way And we want the length to be 26 inches point to point So we actually want to do this six times total so that means that you’ll get two of these angled pieces out of each five foot piece of wood. To make things move quickly We ended up using a miter box to draw out a 45 degree angle But then use a circular saw to cut it But if you don’t have a circular saw you can definitely use a miter box and a handsaw It does might take a little bit longer. All right, so you have six 26 inch brace pieces that are cut to 45 degree angles on either side and we’re going to head back up to our arch and flip it over So that the back side is facing up. In one of the corners We added the extra 8 foot piece of wood just as a flat surface and then we lined up the corner piece with the vertical piece and then laid it on top of the horizontal piece We added two screws to the top cross piece easy peasy But to attach the side you’re going to need to come in from the side to make this easier we pre drilled a hole that’s smaller than our screw on an Angle this makes the adding of a screw on an angle way easier than if you’re doing it without a pre-drilled hole Repeat this on the other side and now we have a well supported arch So the next step is to cut our 8-foot 2×4 in half so that we have two four foot pieces This is going to go under our vertical side pieces to create bottom support braces. We marked the halfway point on our four-foot piece so two feet so we know where the side piece should sit Now this is how we’re going to use the four of our 26 inch angled pieces Using a square to make sure that the corner is exactly 90 degrees We added in our 45-degree angle piece until it’s flat against the bottom piece and the side piece We then use the same angled holes technique we use on the top to be able to get that screw in there on an angle We attached the angle pieces with two screws into the bottom piece and two screws going into the side piece We repeated this towards the back of the arch then go ahead and repeat that whole process on the other side of the arch In the end you’ll have a pretty sturdy arch that’ll stand up by itself, but if you’re concerned of any wind or anything You can sandbag the arch or you can drill holes and add stakes through the bottom braces Our final step is to decorate our arch so you do this in an any way you see fit But we decided to use a staple gun to staple long pieces of white fabric to the top and let it flow down the front This is actually leftover fabric from the panels that I made for my bedroom in the loft if you guys remember that ‘loft vibes’ episode For the other half of the arch we decided to add a gorgeous garland of Greens And if you guys didn’t a catch last week’s video We showed you how to make this as a centerpiece And we styled it with table Decor Well spoiler alert this centerpiece has more than one use you can use wire or
a staple gun to add the greenery to your arch Look at how gorgeous the final product is it’s so beautiful Alright, thank you so much for checking out this video. I hope you guys liked it. Oh my God I can’t believe how it turned out. I’m really like proud of these diys getting accomplished I hope you guys are too and that you’re like trying them out If you guys are loving this We have a bunch of other wedding inspired stuff or just any diys in general that you need check out our channel Make sure you subscribe. Yeah, if you liked this video that you’ve liked it. And if you did love it make sure you sub it. And we’ll see you next time. Bye

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  1. Love it! Does anyone have any tips on how to transport this to the location? Looks too big for a pick up truck lol

  2. thank you so much….I am both wedding planner and mother of the bride. Its very exhausting, but I suck it up because I want my daughter to have the most beautiful wedding on a very low budget. I am disabled and its hard, but I would do anything for her. Thanks for this video!!

  3. Hi I'm Kim love these videos they have been very useful. I am getting married in August 2020 an I am having a rustic country wedding and I am looking for so many ideas for ceremony and reception decorations so these as help Do u have any other ideas u can give that would be great thanks .

  4. Ladies, the design I like. To speed up this assembly process, consider using the Kreg Drilling system. With the plugs to fill the holes. Predrilling holes makes assembly a snap. Also, most Lowe's or Home Depot stores have a rack of twisted or cracked lumber, usually painted Purple, this lumber is marked down nearly 40%. Much of it is completely fine to utilize in projects just like this. Yes I realize your goals to keep costs down. In the end, it is the Final decorations that help to pull eyes away from the aspects of construction. Yes very well done. It is awesome to you provided the dimensions of the pieces of wood.

  5. Hello Girls, this is the first time I seen your videos. And I really loved it. Saving it to show my daughter-in-law too be. I hope she likes it as much as I do or at least get some ideas out of it. Thanks for sharing your new fan.

  6. I always love your vids, and the wedding ones are especially cool/creative/perdy, etc! (I have serious didn't-get-to-DIY regrets about my own wedding </3.) I'm going to a wedding in September and I would love to see a video of DIY wedding gift ideas too, for the bride and groom. Maybe the kind of thing Becky would be excited to get? ๐Ÿ˜‰ All the congrats, btw <3

  7. May I ask how tall you are? I am trying to figure out how tall of an arch I need to make. Greatly appreciated!

  8. All of these wedding videos bring me so much joy! These are amazing. I never thought I would have to have a beautiful wedding but these make it so much more affordable! Keep the wedding videos coming!

  9. I know this is about the arch and it's so beautiful, but – Becky's hairstyle is like… I can't even. It so pretty!!

  10. I love the idea that you can keep this arch at the bottom of your garden forever. And maybe get a chair or something to sit in it looking out over the lake.

  11. Hey guys, I built this for my fiance and it looks awesome! Now we're brain storming on how to transport it without a truck bed…not sure if I can tie to the top of my 4runner… any ideas on transporting?? Thanks!!

  12. My aunt asked me to make this for her wedding! I'm so excited to try it. I'll be making a video of it. Soooo exciting! Becky your wedding was GOALS <3 love from LA, CA

  13. I really wish that you would speak slower!!! By the time I started writing down the sizes of the wood I'd need, it was gone!!! What's the hurry??!! I wanted to know how to make this, but it's so rushed, I think I'e given up……. ๐Ÿ™

  14. Ok so I have a question. I'm an event planner and these are OBVIOUSLY all the rage. Do you have any adjustments that can be made to make it able to be broken down and re-assembled for easier transport and storage? Right now I have one birch arch from Etsy that has nuts and bolts and it comes apart. I'd LOVE to make a few like this that are similar in construction!!

  15. I am actually a girl. I don't know how to change the profile picture. Anyways I love the wedding even though I have a lot of years until I get married.

  16. Nice, nice, very nice. However you can make it yourself. Just google woodprix and learn how to do it easily.

  17. Thanks, I have submitted your video to my daughter and if she likes it I'll make one for her wedding this summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. I made a promise to myself that when I get married, I'll diy a lot of stuff, since we're short on money as a family and i'm not really one for a church wedding. This series is really lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ just the kind of vibe i'd want to do for my own wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Iโ€™m having a very small backyard wedding on July 7th. Gonna send this video to my brother-in-law to see if heโ€™ll build this for it. Thanks girls!!

  20. If you want to make it yourself just look for woodprix website. There is all you need to make it ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. This is perfect!! Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful video!! Loved the greenery and floral choice as well!

  22. Where did you get the flowers/greenery from for the arch? Love this! FH and I will be doing a lot of DIY for our wedding

  23. I am planning our 50th anniversary in late January, where we will restate our vows. Do you have any ideas ๐Ÿ’ก for our ceremony? My attendance will wear red dresses ๐Ÿ‘—. The theme is red & gold.

  24. Just wanted to take the time to say… This video is GREAT! I'm building an arbour/arch for my fiancee and I. We're getting married in a couple of weeks and I'm nearly finished. When I set out to start building one, I always had in my mind something exactly like this, so I'm really happy I found your video. It's exactly the style I wanted and your step-by-step tutorial is perfect. Really clear and concise! As a side note, I love that two young women have by far the best video for building an arch on YouTube. Puts all the carpentry "expert" men to shame. Great work team!

  25. Hey girls! my name is Claribel from Dominican Republic. I love the video. My daddy gonna help me for this. Thanks you girl!!!. I just wanna know if the flower was real?

  26. I got the wood from a giant pallet I acquired late night behind a gym. The arch turned out really bitchin

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