Hexagonal Wedding Arbor Plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about hexagonal wedding arch plans. If you strive for that bohem atmosphere at your wedding, this stand alone hexagonal arbor with be a great addion. You can build this modern arbor under $50. This project requires basic tools and materials, so that any person with basic skills can get the job done in less than a week. See here all my Premium Plans.

Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are many designs and woodworking projects to select from. Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs within the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. See all my Premium Plans HERE.

 

 

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Hexagonal Wedding Arbor Plans

Building a hexagonal arbor

 

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Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

 One day

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How to build a simple wedding arch

Side frames

Side frames

*A complete diagram with the rafters (shape, angles, dimensions) is included in the Premium Plans.

Lay the side rafters on a level surface. Drill pocket holes along the angle cut of the green components. Align the edges and leave no gaps between the rafters. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to assemble the side frames for the wedding arbor. Set the pocket hole jig to 2x4s (1 1/2″ thickness).

Fitting-the-top-rafter

Fitting-the-top-rafter

Next, we need to attach the to arch to assemble the hexagonal arches. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the top rafters. Align the edges and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the together and to eliminate the gaps. Make sure you assemble the hexagons on a level surface.

Fitting the side supports

Fitting the side supports

Continue the project by joining the two hexagons together tightly. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 supports and lock them to the frames with 2 1/2″ screws. Use 2 screws on each side. Set the pocket hole jig to 2x4s (1 1/2″ thickness).

Middle supports

Middle supports

Next, we need to add the supports to the upper segments. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and set them perpendicular to the hexagons. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to join the supports to the two frames.

Top supports

Top supports

Fit the 2×4 supports to the top of the arbor. Use pocket holes and 2 1/2″ screws.

Setting-the-stretcher

Setting-the-stretcher

Setting the stretcher to the base of the arbor is a simple process Set the board to the base of the arbor. Drill pilot holes through the side supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the stretcher. Mae sure you close the gaps between the components.

Fitting-the-base-boards

Fitting-the-base-boards

I designed this arbor to be self standing. Therefore, attach the 2×4 skids to the base of the arbor. Center the skids so you have equal overhangs on both sides. Drill pilot holes through the skids and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the side supports.

 

 

Hexagonal wedding arch - dimensions

Hexagonal wedding arch – dimensions

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint / stain to protect the arch and enhance its look.

Hexagon wedding arch - front view

Hexagon wedding arch – front view

 

Hexagon wedding arch - back view

Hexagon wedding arch – back view

This is a free standing arch that is made out of lumber. If it’s windy, you should consider locking the 1×8 base boards to the ground with a few stakes / long screws.

 


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