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All dimensions assume the true lumber size of your 2x3s is 1½"x2½".|
The dimensions are for the interior posts and railings, which are symetrical.
For the 4 end posts, only make one of the 2 cuts shown at the pointy part of the post.
For the four end rails, only bevel one end and leave the other end a little longer, to extend past the post.
Dimensions for post braces are not shown, as they may be cut from scrap lumber.|
When cutting 2 or more pieces from one length of lumber, you can save a cut as the cuts are symetrical.
You should obtain the best lumber available, however as each arch member is made of 2 pieces, this is not as critical as with a single piece, as long as two big knots in the wood don't coincide.