I just finished this cute arbor. With a very limited budget and even fewer tools, I found I only needed a small saw, tape measure, and a drill to build this. I had a dark grape paint that I added white too and got the lavender color. I used pallets from an implement dealership, which are much larger than a regular pallet. I'm just starting out with woodworking, and I love it! A single gal with no experience or tools, six months ago I had never even held a saw. Anyone can learn! This arbor measure 5'10 long by 5'3 high.