Rebar Garden Arbour

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Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225494 Carltonian Man
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:45 am

Found some discarded ½ inch concrete reinforcing bar last week. After wrestling it to straighten and iron out the creases I ended up with four 3 metre lengths, one 2m length and a few pieces of 1m which, with some old steel plate for decoration, are now fashioned into a garden arbour.
Mrs CM wanted one to grow French beans up.
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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225495 oldjerry
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:04 am

Lovely job.

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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225499 contadina
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:52 am

Gorgeous and practical bit of welding.

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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225503 Millymollymandy
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:57 am

Wow! You are very clever. :cheers: :thumbright:
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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225508 Green Aura
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:22 am

That's fabulous! :cheers:

How on earth did you manage to get them so straight?
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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225528 Carltonian Man
Tue Mar 08, 2011 2:53 pm

Green Aura wrote:How on earth did you manage to get them so straight?


Not at all easy. On site I used a narrow gap between two fence posts and unbent what I could, then with a lump hammer, bashed against the discarded railway sleeper (background in top photo). Once home I held each rod in a sturdy vice and worked every bend a few inches at a time.

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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225548 scrap
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:33 pm

Nice job,and great use of scavenged materials.
Do you intend to paint it or will it remain rusty?
I kinda like the ''scrapyard'' look of it as it is.
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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225554 MuddyWitch
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:42 pm

That is really lovely!

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Re: Rebar Garden Arbour

Post: #225558 irigg
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:15 pm

fantastic welding well done


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