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.
You’ll find a wide variety of shapes and styles for pergolas here as well as plans for both free-standing and deck pergolas.
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 all your outside needs, including plans on how to build arbors, gazebos, sheds, picnic tables, greenhouses, potting benches, dog houses, porch swings, chicken coops, and much more.
Pergola Plan with Adjustable Roof Panels from 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. An added bench gives you included seating. Use the materials and tools list, photos, and building instructions to build this breath-taking pergola.
Wood Pergola Plan
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.
Basic Pergola Plan
Here’s a very thorough 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.
Pergola Over a Deck Plan
DIY Network has a free pergola plan if you want to build a pergola over an existing deck. Included in the free pergola plan are building instructions, a list of materials and tools you’ll need, photos, and even videos.