Add Your Project

  • Home
  • Projects
  • Art
  • [#<Breadcrumb:0x000000000c425688 @title="Home", @path="/nation">, #<Breadcrumb:0x000000000c425480 @title="Projects", @path="/nation/projects">, #<Breadcrumb:0x000000000c38a6d8 @title="Art", @path="/nation/projects/category/art">]

Proposal/Wedding Arbor


I have a friend of mine that wanted to propose to his girlfriend recently on a boat in one of our nearby lakes here in Dallas. In order to get the arbor on to the boat, it had to be created using half lap joints and mortise and tennon joints. I used rough red cedar and a Minwax exterior stain and a lot of hours spent chiseling out waste.
Oh yeah, she said yes. My buddy is quite happy and now quite busy helping his new bride-to-be plan their wedding.

Show More

Comments (2)

  • You are a great friend for helping make this such a beautiful proposal! Do you know if they will be reusing this arbor for their wedding as well? So special.

    By RYOBI Nation

  • I believe that's their plan. Now that it's off the boat, I'm waiting for them to decide where they want it permanently. Once they figure that out we can reassemble with brackets and mechanical fasteners to give it some resistance against the winds.

    By ElBrock

Members Also Viewed

back to top?

Asset 1

Join RYOBI Nation

We're so glad you're here! Let's get started.


Let's build your project feed!

Select some categories to pick the kinds of projects that show up on your home page:

Welcome to Nation

welcome_r2 graphic
Welcome to your RYOBI Nation quick start guide, a fast and easy way to see everything that's waiting for you!
project_feed_r1 graphic
Your feed shows the latest projects from the categories you’ve selected, right on your homepage!
upload_r2 graphic
Are you working on something awesome? Upload your DIY projects today, and share with other members.
contests_r2 graphic
We award monthly and annual prizes for the best projects, worth up to $2500 in RYOBI tools! That’s a lot of hardware, and it could all be yours.
connect_r2 graphic
RYOBI Nation is a positive connection between people who are creating great things.
You can follow fellow members, like their projects, and comment to let them know they’re doing a great job.
notifications_r1 graphic
Come back to RYOBI Nation often to see what is new and to stay in touch.
If you're on a mobile device, don't forget you can add RYOBI Nation to your home screen for quick access to your project feed.