5 Free Pergola Plans (Plus: Pavilions and Patios and Arbors, Oh My!)

Woodhouse Pergola

Free pergola plans by Simpson Strong-Tie will help beautify your backyard while providing your family and guests with shade to relax in.  

These pergola designs were developed by Simpson Strong-Tie engineers, so you can be confident that not only will they look great but they’ll be safe, strong structures. We’ve set out to create a diverse selection of architectural styles to make it easier for you to find the structure that best enhances your outdoor space. 

In case you’re looking for something other than a pergola, we’ve also developed designs for an arbor, a party pavilion and a patio cover. 

We’re constantly adding more free plans to our website. So if you don’t find what you need here, be sure to visit our DIY plans site

10’ x 8’ Freestanding Pergola Plan

10’ x 8’ Freestanding free Pergola Plans

This simple but stylish pergola provides ample shade for even a medium-sized backyard.

10’ x 10’ Backyard Pergola Plan

10’ x 10’ Backyard Free Pergola Plans

You’ll reap big recreational benefits from this smaller wood pergola built with Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware. It offers a respite from the sun while furnishing the perfect place to read, eat or lounge. 

10’ x 12’ Pergola Without Knee Bracing 

10’ x 12’ Pergola Without Knee Bracing Free Pergola Plans

This sturdy 10’ x 12’ pergola is a great addition to almost any outdoor living space. It’s built with Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors and fasteners, including Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware and the MPBZ moment post base. The innovative design of the post base greatly reduces the need for knee bracing.

17’ x 25’ Meadow Premier Pergola

17’ x 25’ Meadow Premier Free Pergola Plans

The classic! When we introduced our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware, it was with this pergola, sturdy enough to withstand earthquakes or high winds. Transform your open space with a beautiful pergola built to bring together family and friends for special occasions or just to unwind.  

14’ x 16’ Floating Deck with Pergola

14’ x 16’ Floating Deck with Free Pergola plans

Elevate your perspective with a deck that sits just above ground. We partnered with DIY expert Jen Woodhouse from The House of Wood and skillfully designed this floating deck with an impressive pergola that offers shade during the day and casts atmospheric lighting in the evening.

12’ x 16’ Attached Patio Cover

12’ x 16’ Attached Patio Cover Free Patio Plans

Are you thinking about adding patio cover that attaches to your house? We have plans for that. Enjoy outdoor get-togethers under this attached patio cover. Building this structure with Outdoor Accents® code-listed decorative hardware will give it beauty and long-lasting strength. 

5’ x 14¾’ Shade Arbor

5’ x 14¾’ Shade Arbor Free Arbor Plans

Perhaps you just want a simple escape from the sun where you can relax with a book? Escape in style with this shade arbor built with Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware. This arbor is perfect for a hammock. 

11½’ x 15½’ Party Pavilion

11½’ x 15½’ Party Free Pavilion Plans

Ready to become the ultimate host? This pavilion provides the shade you need for a family reunion, backyard Super Bowl party or birthday celebrations for the kids. With Outdoor Accents® code-listed decorative hardware, you can create a strong, eye-catching centerpiece for your outdoor living space.