12 Pergola Plans to Build the Ultimate Outdoor Living Space
Pergolas and gazebos are two common structures that can enhance an outdoor space. They both help bring shade to a yard and provide some protection from the elements. Of the two, pergolas are easier to build yourself and can be an ideal DIY project for a long weekend.
The pergola plans presented below can greatly simplify the construction process. Each set provides a list of materials, sizes and cuts needed to create your own semi-shaded outdoor space designed for relaxation and entertaining.
1. Classic Pergola
These downloadable plans facilitate the construction of the pergola. The set includes detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions to help you create a pergola, with four options measuring between 10 and 16 square feet. You will need a drill, jigsaw, tape measure, bolts, screws and lumber.
2. Modern pergola
Available for immediate download, these pergola design plans can be used to build a modern pergola. The comprehensive plans offer clear instructions and diagrams to help you build a 12 foot by 16 foot pergola. The design offers two semi-enclosed sides, making it a good option for anyone looking to add privacy to a backyard.
3. Outer Sanctuary
Add a touch of charm to the backyard using these DIY Pergola Plans. When built, this exquisite pergola will measure 12 feet wide and 16 feet long. Plans include photographs, drawings, clear instructions, a materials list, and a tool list to help you through every step of the building process.
4. Pergola Pavilion
If you want to build a pergola with a roof, these plans may be just what you need. This 15 feet by 22 feet covered pergola pavilion can provide a spacious outdoor retreat. The plans are designed to be simple with multiple images, videos, FAQs, easy-to-follow instructions, and materials lists.
5. Pergola living room
Those looking for a stylish and relaxing backyard pergola may love the look and feel of this option. With those do-it-yourself pergola plans, you can set up a relaxing outdoor seating area. A shopping list, cutting list and step-by-step instructions are included with the downloadable plans.
6. Terrace/Patio Pergola
To build this pergola on a patio or deck for a sleek, uniform look. The plans are designed for those with basic carpentry knowledge, and only a few tools are needed to make a 16 square foot pergola. To help you through the building process, a materials list, tool list, cut list, 3D diagrams, drawings, and measurements needed are all included with the digital plans.
7. Pergola with plant hangers
These Free Pergola Plans from Lowe’s are customizable to suit the size of your space, and instructions for installing attractive plant stands are also included. Plans are easy to follow and segmented to help you with every major step of the project. A list of supplies needed is also provided to help you prepare for this project.
8. Sleek and Sleek Pergola
Bring shade and elegance to your garden space by using these wooden pergola plans. Even those new to woodworking may find these plans easy to follow. they include clear instructions, supply lists, 3D illustrations, and links to various resources and tools.
9. Garden gazebo
If you don’t have space for a full-size pergola in your backyard, consider downloading these plans to create a stunning garden arbor. Build the trellis on a driveway or in the garden to draw attention to the space or showcase beautiful climbing roses. Clear photographs, step-by-step instructions, and a tool list are included to help you build this trellis in as little as a day.
10. Spacious Pergola
To shade a larger outdoor space, you can’t go wrong with this 20 feet by 28 feet pergola. Color plans are a great resource to help you create this important structure. A materials list, step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and cutting templates are all included with your purchase.
11. Mini Pergola Bench
Create a more intimate feeling with this compact pergola bench. The clear instructions, pictures, drawings, material and tool lists, and cut list will guide you in creating that shaded seating area. Once the arbor bench is assembled, plant climbing flowers or ivy to increase its visual appeal and the shade it provides.
12. Pergola ready to assemble
If you’re wondering how to build a pergola, but also want to keep things as simple as possible, consider a pergola kit. Rather than having to gather all the wood and make the cuts yourself, this Garden discovery kit comes with all the materials you will need to assemble a 10ft by 14ft pergola for your outdoor space. The pergola is made of durable cedar wood, resistant to damage from insects and the elements.
Prices shown here are accurate as of the date of publication 04/04/22.