How To Create A DIY Archway Anywhere In Your Home
Mark the width of your arch and the length of the longest side. Ours was a 43.25”x 10” rectangle before cutting the arch.
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Give at least an inch clearance on each side. You don’t want to use the edge because you’ll need a nail there when drawing the arch.
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Mark where you want the middle and how far down you want the center of the arch. We made ours 5”
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Hammer a nail in each corner and at the top of where the arch will be plus one at one other corner.
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Place two flat boards aligned with your nails - one horizontal with the middle and side nail - and one diagonal with the middle and far edge nail.
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Hot glue or nail the two thin pieces together. You want to make sure it is touching all three nails before securing them together.
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It’s better to use flatter boards & hot glue, but this is what I had. Since they were thicker we actually used two nails to make sure they didn’t move
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With your pencil in the crook & keeping in contact with the diagonal nails, move your pencil and the flat boards to create a perfect arch.
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Repeat on the other side. It’s helpful to have someone guide the boards as you move them along
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Last step is to use your jigsaw right over the arch line you drew to cut it out!
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Checking it out before we put the final touches! What do you think?
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