There are so many classical pergola decorative ends sizes you can draw.
I have shown all the important ones for widths from 4" to 12" whole numbers only.
Look at the 6" width example to make sure you understand.
Then select the width size for your project and draw it yourself.
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Take "w" to mean rafter width. The top horizontal line is 3xw =3x6 = 18".
The short vertical lines are w/4 = 6/4 = 1 1/2"
Other two lines w=6".
Constructing a 6" Classical Pergola Decorative Ends
See the "Outline" I've drawn for the 6" example.
"Outline" Pergola Decorative Ends for 6" Width
Now It's Your Turn.
1) Look through the diagrams below and make your width choice.
2) Draw the "Outline" for your width choice. You may need to glue several sheets of A4. And make sure your shape fits the paper.
To do this draw in the order below and you will be fine.
Draw the top horizontal line A to B and then to C first. Then draw the left line A to F to E and to D.
Draw a feint line from C to D.
3) Draw the circle on card using the radius of your choice. Cut the circle out and move the card into Position 1.
Draw the arc. Change to position 2 and do the same.
More help with your drawings are here.
The diagrams work just as well with the Compasses method. And the Setsquare and Compasses Methods.
One customer asked:
I'm wondering why you chose the default widths? The rafters I'll be using are 2 by 8, 2 by 6 and 2 by 4. These sizes are standard. Will the default templates work for me?
In response, I have added 4" and 8" width sizes on this page. Print off version on the way.
I have a 10" width rafter that I am seeking a template for. Can you assist? Thanks, Tom
I have added the 10" size but you will have to draw it yourself. I'm working on the 10" size print off version. [completed]. See print off version.
My handyman instructed me to look for a template for 2 x 6 and 2 X 12 rafters.
I am thinking the 6" width will work for one. But I must modify it in order to get it on the 12-inch rafter.
Any help will be good, and I will just have the templates printed.
Below is a Graph of Over 850 Recent Rafter Width Requests.
Template requests from the United States and Canada are around 80% and 12% total.
Notice the pergola rafter widths 6" and 9" have two results. Each which you add.
For example:Number of requests for 6" templates is 142 [100 + 42 = 142]
A. Widths 4" - 6"
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