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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, dog houses, porch swings, chicken coops, bookcases, home bars, and workbenches.

1. Free Pergola Plan from Popular Mechanics

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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.

2. Pergola Plan with Adjustable Roof Panels from HGTV

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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.

3. Basic Pergola Plan by DIY Network

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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.

4. Weatherly Pergola Plan by Ana White

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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.

5. Deck Pergola Plan from Lowe's

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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.

6. Pergola Over a Deck Plan by DIY Network

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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.

7. Free Standing Pergola Plan by Ron Hazelton

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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.

8. Free Pergola Plan with a Canopy by Lowe's

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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.

9. Free Pergola Plan to Go Over a Patio by Ron Hazelton

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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.

10. Wood Pergola Plan by HGTV

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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.

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