The Q&A Archives: Grape Arbor Building Materials

Question: I want to build a grape arbor but don't know what type of wood to use. Would pressure treated lumber give off
arsnic to the grapes? I would like to build something that will last and not have to be painted.

Answer: If you are concerend about the use of pressure treated wood, you might instead try sturdy metal pipes or cedar posts which are naturally decay resistant -- both traditionally used for arbors befoe the advent of the treated wood.

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