Pergola Rafter Tails 
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"All people have the instinct to decorate their surroundings.

But decorations and ornaments will only work when

they are properly made". 

Christopher Alexander - Architect

You may have spent hours  making  your own pergola.

Don't spoil it with too plain a finish to the pergola rafter tails - the one place that can make a world of difference. "The icing on the cake!"

One of the Oldest of Pergola Rafter Tails Designs
That Goes Back Through the Centuries.

Your rafter tail template arrives on several pages depending on its size. Print it...

... cut it out and place the parts side by side to get the complete classical shape.

 Pergola Rafter Tails Template

Paste the finished shape onto a slightly larger size piece of plywood or card.

Use a jig saw to carefully cut around the shape.

Once you have cut out the template...

...transfer this classical shape  onto each of your rafters.

This will keep your rafter tails  in a neat line.

Now carefully cut along the shape using a jig saw. Don't forget to sandpaper the cut edges. First use a course sandpaper followed by a finer sandpaper for the best effect.

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We have just completed our garden pergola, complete with rafter tails cut with your formula. We all think that it has turned out beautifully, thanks to …

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Thank you so much for the rafter tail template. I can't wait to install it on my pergola and I know it will add that magic touch.

Greg   Augusta, Georgia US   

Thanks.. we tried to make our own but are not printed off yours.. and we are good to go.. thanks again.

June Windsor Canada

received the rafter tail templates and am very pleased. Having a template for the end piece is the icing on the cake.... With Much Thanks,

Jeri US

I received the template. Thank you very much. This will make a basic pergola have some class!

Bill US

Thank you very much for your excellent drawing!


Planning ahead for pergolas in future gardens of our soon to be built custom house designed by my architect husband; thanks.


So excited to get this thanks!!

Christopher USA

Thanks for your help!! Much appreciated for sharing.


You are my hero! You wouldn't believe how difficult it was to find something like this online.


I found some cool ideas which inspired of my first outdoor structures.

Denny   New Orleans Louisiana USA.

I got it! Thank you SO much. I cannot tell you how grateful I am.

S.M   N.C. USA.

Thanks for your page on rafter tails. I'm building a pergola and until now, I hadn't found a decent source on how to set them out across different sized beams and rafters. Tony  Australia

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