Triangle Wedding Arch - Free Plans with Cut List

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Free plans to build your own triangle wedding arch from Ana-White.com.  This free plan includes shopping list, cut list, and detailed step by step diagrams, everything you need to build your own triangle wedding arch.

This project should cost about $50.  The arch is reusable, or you can repurpose the wood into a bench or other project to keep in your home.  

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Triangle Wedding Arch - Free Plans with Cut List

Dimensions
Dimensions for Triangle Wedding Arch Plans
Dimensions for Triangle Wedding Arch Plans

Preparation

Shopping List
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 104-5/8" *
  • 1 - 2x6 @ 96" *
  • 1-1/4" and 2-1/2" self tapping star bit wood screws
  • tent anchors and heavy weight fishing line for anchoring (recommended)
  • wood stain or paint
  • Chisel

*You can substitute for 2x4s for a thinner look, this will also be less expensive and lighter weight.  No changes need to be made to the cut list.

Cut List
  • 2 - 2x6 @ 104-5/8" - one end cut at 45 degrees, the other end cut at 22-1/2" degrees off square, long point to long point measurement (see step 1)
  • 4 - 2x6 @ 24"

*If using 2x4s, no changes need to be made to the cut list

Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Circular Saw

Instructions

Step 1

On the two 2x6 boards at 104-5/8", mark the angle cuts as shown and cut off with a miter saw or a circular saw.

NOTE: The 22-1/2 degree cut is measured as a angle off a square (90 degree) cut.  If using a miter saw, simply set the angle cut to 22-1/2 degrees and cut.

Step 2

Layout the two cut boards, so the 45 degree cuts match each other at the top as shown.

Use a pencil to trace the overlaps.

Step 3

Set the circular saw cutting depth to 3/4".

Clamp the boards to a stable surface.

Make cuts about 1/4" apart on the overlapping areas with the circular saw.

Break the pieces out and then use a chisel to remove excess.

Step 4

Lap the two pieces and test the fit.

You can proceed to the next step and apply a finish before final assembly, or you can attach the two pieces together now with 1-1/4" screws.

If you are planning to use the arch repeatedly, use 1-1/2" bolts and washers and nuts for easy assembly/disassembly.

Step 5

Screw the base pieces to the bottom of the arch with 2-1/2" screws.

Finishing Instructions
Preparation Instructions
Sand well with a medium grit sandpaper.
Finish Used
Apply a wood stain using a foam applicator brush. Use paper towels or rags to wipe off excess.

Dispose of the rags and applicator brush as directed by the wood stain manufacturer, as the stain could be combustible.
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