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10 Free Gazebo Plans

Free Plans to Help You Build a Wooden Gazebo


These free gazebo plans will help you build a gazebo for your yard that will quickly become the hub of your social life or just simply a place for you to relax and enjoy the beauty of your backyard. And a gazebo will help guard you against the wind, rain, and sun while you do so.

These gazebo plans are for a wide variety of shapes - such as square, rectangular, hexagonal, and octagonal. Some are also tailored for certain uses such as for a hot tub or as a screened in area. Look through all the plans to find the perfect one for your space and what you plan to use it for.

All the free gazebo plans below include everything you need to build a gazebo for your backyard. Written directions, building tips, diagrams, images, and even videos will help guide you through the complete process of building a gazebo.

There are some alternatives if you don't feel a gazebo is right for your yard. A pergola plan or deck plan might work better for you and your space.

You might like other free woodworking plans for sheds, dog houses, picnic tables, porch swings, workbenches, tree houses, or chicken coops.

1. Free Backyard Gazebo Plan from DIY Network

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DIY Network has a free Gazebo plan that will help you build a square gazebo perfect for your backyard.

A materials and tools list, videos, and images will help you build this gazebo over the course of several weekends.

2. Gazebo Plan from Mother Earth News

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This free gazebo plan from Mother Earth News will help you build a 6-sided gazebo that will give your yard a classic update.

Step-by-step instructions along with plenty of diagrams and pictures will help you build this gazebo that you can enjoy for years to come.

3. Square Gazebo Plan from The Wood Plans Shop

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The Wood Plans Shop has a free gazebo plan for this beautiful square gazebo that's small on size but huge on impact.

Images, diagrams, a materials list, and plenty of written instructions will help you build this beautiful square gazebo.

4. Six-Sided Gazebo Plan from Mitre 10

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Mitre 10 has a free gazebo plan you can download that builds a six-sided gazebo.

A materials and supplies list, building instructions, and color pictures are all included in this free gazebo plan.

5. Building a Gazebo from a Kit Plan from Ron Hazelton

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A common way to build a gazebo is to buy a gazebo kit at your local hardware store that has everything you need to build a backyard gazebo.

This guide from Ron Hazelton will give you detailed instructions as well as a video on how to find the perfect spot for your gazebo and build it from the pre-purchased kit.

6. Free Backyard Gazebo Plan from Extreme How-To

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Extreme How-To also has a free gazebo plan for a gazebo that has a great classic look to it.

There are many diagrams and tips here to help you build your own custom gazebo.

7. California Redwood Associations' Free Lake Tahoe PDF Gazebo Plan

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If you're looking for an elegant gazebo for your yard than look no further than this free gazebo plan from California Redwood Association.

Instructions, diagrams, and images will help you build this gazebo. There are even tips to help you save money on materials.

8. Octagonal Gazebo Plan from BuildEazy

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BuildEazy has a complete gazebo plan available that won't cost you a cent. The finished product is a lovely octagonal gazebo.

Almost ten pages of instructions are included in this free gazebo plan including diagrams and images.

9. YellaWood's Free Gazebo Plan

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Here's a free gazebo plan from YellaWood that will help you successfully build a rectangular gazebo.

Download the PDF of this free gazebo plan for the materials list, diagrams, and instructions.

10. Free Wooden Gazebo Plan from How To Specialist

Free Gazebo Plans
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This wooden gazebo plan is for a square gazebo that's great if you don't have a lot of space.

Materials list, diagrams, tools list, and tips are all included in this free wooden gazebo plan.

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