Peaked arbor plans

This step by step diy project is about peaked arbor plans. If you want to build a learn more about building a beautiful garden arbor with a peaked roof, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and pay attention to the diagrams and build the wooden bed in just one weekend, even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking. Take a look over the rest of the projects, to see more alternatives and design ideas.

You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. Taking into account the basic design, this wooden arbor can match any garden. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a jigsaw to get the job done. If you are looking for other designs or sizes, you should check out the rest of the pergola plans.

There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.

 

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Peaked arbor plans

Building a peaked roof arbor

Building a peaked roof arbor

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 120″ longg POSTS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 72″ long, 12 pieces – 24″ long TRELLIS
  • C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 74″ long BEAMS
  • D – 4 piece of 2×4 lumber – 42 1/2″ long RAFTERS
  • E – 4 piece of 2×4 lumber – 16 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 25″ long TRIMS
  • F – 14 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 27″ long TOP TRELLIS

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
  • Set the posts in concrete for proper support

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Building the side trellis

Building the side trellis

 

The first step of the project is to build the side trellis for the peaked roof arbor. Therefore, lay the 2×2 components on the level surface and place them equally-spaced. Drill pilot holes through the horizontal components and insert 2 1/2″ screws to create rigid joints.

 

Building the sides of the arbor

Building the sides of the arbor

 

The next step of the project is to attach the side trellis to the 4×4 legs of the arbor. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to drill pilot holes through the horizontal trellis and to secure them to the posts using 2 1/2″ screws.

Smart Tip: Align the components with attention, making sure the edges are perfectly flush.

 

Fitting the posts

Fitting the posts

 

Setting the posts in concrete is essential for the rigidity of the garden arbor. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to dig 3′ deep holes and to pour 2″ gravel on the bottom. Install the tube forms to the holes. Secure the posts with braces before filling the forms with concrete.

Smart tip: Alternatively, you could use posts anchors. Secure the metal anchors into concrete, as to lock the wooden posts into place properly. Align everything with attention and with great care.

 

Building the support beams

Building the support beams

 

Build the support beams for the  arbor out of 2×6 lumber. Take accurate measurements and get the job done with a circular saw. If you want to get a professional result, we recommend you to cut both ends of the rafters in a decorative manner.

Smart Tip: Smooth the edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the support beams

Fitting the support beams

 

Clamp the support beams to the top of the posts, after making sure they are perfectly horizontal. In addition, drill pilot holes through both the beams and the posts. Insert 5 1/2″carriage bolts to lock the components together.

 

Building the roof

Building the roof

 

The next step of the outdoor woodworking project is to build the peaked roof. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut both ends of the rafters at 45 degrees. Fit the rafters to the support beam, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to create rigid joints. In addition, lock the rafters together by inserting 2 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes.

 

Building the roof trims

Building the roof trims

 

If you want to add character to the garden arbor, we strongly recommend you to fit decorative trims to the roof. Use 1×4 slats and cut the ends at the right angles, otherwise they won’t fit into place easily.

 

Fitting the roof trims

Fitting the roof trims

 

Fit the trims to the roof of the arbor and align the edges with great care. Drill pilot holes through the components and insert 2 1/2″ screws to get the job done in a professional manner. Leave no gaps between the components.

 

Fitting the top trellis

Fitting the top trellis

 

One of the last steps of the project is to attach the 2×2 trellis to the peaked roof. Adjust the size of the components to suit your needs, drill pilot holes and secure them to the rafters using 2 1/2′ screws.

Smart Tip: If you want to get a professional result, we recommend you to place the trellis equally-spaced.

 

Peaked arbor plans

Peaked arbor plans

 

If you want to add character to your garden, this wonderful arbor might be the project that will change the paradigm. Remember to plan everything before starting the project, as it will be easier to make any necessary adjustments to the design and dimensions.

 

Peaked arbor plans

Peaked arbor plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours.  Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.

Smart tip: Apply a few coats of stain or exterior paint to the components, in order to protect them from decay and water damage. Check out the rest of the outdoor plans featured on our website.

 

 

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