15 Free Pergola Plans

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These free pergola plans will help you build that much needed structure in your backyard to give you shade, cover your hot tub, or simply define an outdoor space into something special.

Building a pergola can be a simple to challenging building project depending on what plan you pick so make sure you know your skill level before starting. All the free pergola plans include building instructions, lists of tools and materials that you'll need, diagrams, and photos.

After you've looked at these free pergola plans be sure to check out my other free woodworking plans for decks, gazebos, sheds, picnic tables, greenhouses, potting benchesdog houses, porch swings, chicken coops, bookcases, home bars, cabins, and workbenches.

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Pergola Plan with Adjustable Roof Panels from HGTV

A backyard pergola with a deck.
HGTV

HGTV has a free pergola plan that will build you pergola that includes adjustable roof panels to control the amount of sun you get.

Use the materials and tools list, photos, and building instructions to build this breath-taking pergola. More

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Wood Pergola Plan by HGTV

Picture of a wood pergola with a table and chairs.
HGTV

HGTV has another free pergola plan and you'll love how simple this pergola project is.

Use the materials and tools list, step-by-step directions, and photos to build this pergola in your backyard. More

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Pergola Over a Deck Plan by DIY Network

Picture of a pergola with a table and chairs.
DIY Network

DIY Network has a free pergola plan if you want to build a pergola over an existing deck.

Included in the free pergola plan is building instructions, a list of materials and tools you'll need, photos, and even videos. More

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Free Pergola Plan from Popular Mechanics

Picture of a pergola being built.
Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics has a free pergola plan available that will help define your outdoor space using the beauty of cedar.

Included in the free pergola plans are step-by-step instructions, animated diagrams, and lots of photos. More

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Basic Pergola Plan by DIY Network

The top of a pergola.
DIY Network

Here's a very through pergola plan that will help you build a pergola from start to finish in an entire weekend.

You'll get step-by-step instructions, a materials/tools list, photos, diagrams, and videos to help you build this simple but beautiful pergola. More

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Deck Pergola Plan from Lowe's

Picture of a deck pergola with plant hangers
Lowe's

Here's a free pergola plan to build a pergola that goes over an existing deck. The design includes cables and exposed bolts for a modern twist that can double as plant hangers.

Diagrams, materials/supplies list, and instructions will help you build this deck pergola. More

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Weatherly Pergola Plan by Ana White

A pergola with a table and chairs beneath it.
Ana White

This free pergola plan is modeled off the expensive Pottery Barn Weatherly Pergola which means you can get the same look for a lot less if you build it yourself.

In this free pergola plan you'll get instructions for building the foundation and structure, as well as a materials and tools list, a cut list, diagrams, and photos of the pergolas others have built using this plan. More

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Free Pergola Plan from A Beautiful Mess

A finished outdoor pergola
A Beautiful Mess

 A Beautiful Mess has a three-part series on how to build your own pergola on a budget. 

Included in the series is planning, building, and then adding plants and styling. More

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Free Deck With Pergola Plan from Home Stratosphere

A deck with a DIY pergola
Home Stratosphere

Home Stratosphere has a deck plan that also includes plans for this beautiful pergola.

There are full downloadable plans in a PDF file that includes the full instructions on how to build the pergola. More

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Free Pergola Plan with a Canopy by Lowe's

An illustration of a pergola with canopy
Lowe's

Who says pergolas can't be covered? This free pergola plan from Lowe's includes a canopy made out of weather-resistant fabric to keep you cool and shady all summer long.

This free pergola plan includes all the details, instructions, and diagrams you'll need to build this unique pergola. More

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How To Specialist's Free Pergola Plan

Square pergola blueprint.
How To Specialist

This free pergola plan will build you a 10x10 pergola that takes surprisingly few materials to build.

Diagrams, building instructions, materials list, tools list, and tips are all included in this free pergola plan. More

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Free Standing Pergola Plan by Ron Hazelton

Hammering a nail into a pergola
Teeraphon Phooma / EyeEm / Getty Images

Ron Hazelton has a free pergola plan for a free standing structure that you can put anywhere in your yard.

You'll find step-by-step instructions that include a video for every step of the process. More

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Free Pergola Plan to Go Over a Patio by Ron Hazelton

A man staining wood
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Here's another free pergola plan from Ron Hazelton, this one designed to go over an existing patio and attach to the side of your roof.

Lots of videos will help you along every step of the building process when you build a pergola using this free plan. More

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Box Type Free Pergola Plan from BuildEazy

A man building a pergola
Hill Street Studios

If you're looking for a quick and easy pergola project, this free plan for a box type pergola is just for you.

Lots of photos and building instructions along with diagrams and lumber advice will help step you through building this fantastic pergola. More

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Free Pergola Plan with Planters from Better Home and Gardens

A woman using a table saw
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This free pergola plan is unique because the posts of the pergola are surrounded by planters. This makes it a great choice if you're looking to add vines or climbing plants to your pergola.

Three pages of illustrations and building instructions will guide you through building this pergola. More