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14 Easy DIY Pergola

These free pergola plans can help you build a stylish and functional structure in your backyard, providing shade, covering a hot tub, or creating a special outdoor space.

With various shapes and styles, including free-standing and deck pergolas, you’re sure to find the perfect plan for your needs.

Each plan includes detailed instructions, tools and materials lists, diagrams, and photos.

Deck Pergola With Plant Hangers

This plan from Lowe’s details how to build a pergola over an existing deck, incorporating cables and exposed bolts that can double as plant hangers. Diagrams and instructions are included.

Deck Pergola With Plant Hangers from Lowe’s

Weatherly Pergola Plan

Ana White’s plan replicates the expensive Pottery Barn Weatherly Pergola for less. It includes instructions for the foundation and structure, plus materials, tools lists, cut lists, and photos.

Weatherly Pergola Plan from Ana White

Pergola on a Budget

A Beautiful Mess offers a three-part series on building a budget-friendly pergola, covering planning, building, and adding plants and styling.

Pergola on a Budget from A Beautiful Mess

Freestanding Pergola

The Handmade Home provides a plan for a freestanding pergola that you can place anywhere in your yard. It includes a supplies list, building instructions, and color photos.

Freestanding Pergola from The Handmade Home

Lattice Pergola

Home Stratosphere features a deck plan that includes a pergola covered with lattice. The full downloadable PDF includes complete building instructions.

Lattice Pergola from Home Stratosphere

Patio Pergola

My Outdoor Plans offers a basic 12-foot by 12-foot pergola plan for beginners. The plan requires basic tools and includes a tools list, materials list, diagrams, and building instructions.

Patio Pergola from My Outdoor Plans

Pergola With a Canopy

Lowe’s provides a pergola plan with a weather-resistant fabric canopy. The plan includes details, instructions, and diagrams.

Pergola With a Canopy from Lowe’s

Weekend Pergola

This plan from How to Specialist is for a 10-foot by 10-foot pergola that can be built in a weekend with minimal materials. It includes diagrams, building instructions, materials list, tools list, and tips.

Weekend Pergola from How To Specialist

Simple DIY Pergola Plan

Construct 101 provides a comprehensive pergola plan that you can complete in a weekend. It includes instructions, a materials/tools list, photos, diagrams, and videos.

Simple DIY Pergola Plan from Construct 101

Wood Pergola

HGTV offers a simple pergola plan that includes a materials list, step-by-step directions, and video to guide you through the project.

Hurricane-Resistant Pergola

Ron Hazelton offers a plan for a hurricane-resistant, free-standing pergola. Step-by-step instructions and videos are included for every stage of the build.

Hurricane-Resistant Pergola from Ron Hazelton

Attached Pergola for a Patio

This plan from Ron Hazelton is designed for a pergola that attaches to an existing patio and roof. It includes numerous videos to guide you through the construction process.

Attached Pergola for a Patio from Ron Hazelton

Box-Type Pergola

Buildeazy offers a quick and easy plan for a box-type pergola. It includes photos, building instructions, diagrams, and lumber advice.

Box-Type Pergola from Buildeazy

Pergola for Plants and Vines

Better Homes & Gardens provides a unique plan for a pergola surrounded by planters, ideal for vines or climbing plants. The plan includes three pages of illustrations and building instructions.

Pergola for Plants and Vines from Better Homes & Gardens

If DIY proves too challenging, there are many handy kits available for purchase to simplify the process!