Wow! What a beauty.
If you'd like to build this pergola, these hexagonal pergola plans show you, step-by-step, how to build this wonderful pergola design. With its radiating rafters, it can be built as a free-standing feature, or as an attached pergola next to your house.
Being based on a circular pergola makes it very cosy and welcoming; ideal for both relaxing and entertaining. Add really interesting garden furniture and planting to enhance the effect even more.
I developed these plans for a visitor to my site, who wanted a hexagonal pergola in his garden. Using this idea as the basis, these plans were born!
As always, it was important for me to create plans that could be easily understood, and to show how to construct the pergola in several different ways, in order that the plans could be adapted to suit everyone's individual taste and style.
There are several ways of constructing this design to fit any style preferences and situation.
Here are some design ideas:
This pergola has six radiating rafters that sit fully on the top of the supporting structure. It's very easy to build this way, as there is very little notching.
Trellis panels add shelter and more places for beautiful climbing plants to grow.
Here we have the twelve spoked design. The picture shows raised rafters, notched to fit over the frame, and an optional finial, just to round things off!
Mix and match any of the ideas to achieve whichever style you like. It's all explained in the plans.
The 'Adapting the Plans' section of the hexagonal pergola plans also explains how to:
Imagine having this stunning climbing rose clothing your pergola...
...or this heavenly purple clematis...
If you prefer a more formal look, try using planters around, or between, the posts. This large zinc planter gives a modern twist, while the gorgeous diascia and lobelia soften the effect...
This diagram shows how the radiating rafters fit onto the pergola frame, with an option to add six or twelve spokes.
All the necessary templates are included within the plans.
These include the rafter tail templates to give a decorative effect to the rafter tail ends, a template for cutting the angled centre spokes, and also templates for the optional hexagonal braces at the centre apex and for the braces on the frame.
This will allow for much quicker marking, and will mean that you can get your pergola up in super-quick time!
Is it possible to build a pergola like this yourself?
When I write my plans, I do it with beginners in mind. It was always my intention to make the building of these fabulous features possible even for someone who has never picked up a drill before!
These particular plans were originally created for someone who wanted to build a specific pergola design for their garden, so they form part of the 'Additional Pergola Plans Series'.
Of course, you can use the principles outlined in the free pergola plans to build any pergola or arbour.
But if you would prefer to have a step-by-step guide to building this particular pergola - which is a little more 'involved' - for the price of one of the rafters, you will have at hand detailed instructions on how to create an absolutely beautiful structure for your home and garden.
The advantages of having the plans are:
All set and raring to go?
The plans are available for you to download immediately.
They are in pdf format can be viewed with Adobe Reader (links to this are given in the download process). 'Open' the download, and once downloaded, you will be able to save them to your computer.
Just click 'Add To Cart' and it will take you through the download process.
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