12×16 Hip Roof Pavilion Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 12×16 pavilion with hip roof plans. I have designed this pavilion so you can create a nice shaded area for the backyard where you can hang out with friends and even serve dinner. This would make for the perfect addition, next to a bbq or pizza oven. Make sure you read the local building codes before starting the project, so you get aware of the legal requirements and make the necessarily adjustments. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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12×16 Pavilion with Hip Roof Plans

Building a pavilion with a hip roof

Building a pavilion with a hip roof

 

  • A – 6 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8′ long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 16′ long, 4 pieces – 12′ long SUPPORT BEAMS
  • C – 12 piece of 6×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
  • D – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 48 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 32″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long RIDGE BEAM

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  • PART 1: 12×16 Hip Roof Pavilion Plans
  • PART 2: 12×16 Pavilion Hip Roof Plans

 

 

12×16 Hip Roof Pavilion Plans

Laying out the posts for the pavilion

Laying out the posts for the pavilion

The first step of the project is to lay out the pavilion posts. Build batter boards and use string to layout everything in a professional manner. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to every corner and make sure the diagonal are equal, otherwise the corners won’t be square. Select the location for the carport with attention, making sure it complies with the local codes. Get a building permit if needed. Level the surface with attention, removing the vegetation layer.

Setting the posts in concrete

Setting the posts in concrete

You need to set the posts in concrete (about 3-6′ deep – make sure you read the local building codes for accurate information) or use anchors. Use a post hole digger to make the holes. Pour a 2″ layer of concrete on the bottom of the holes so you level them. Fit the tube forms and then the 6×6 posts / fit the anchors. Use a spirit level to make sure the posts are plumb and then secure them temporarily into place with braces. Fill the tubes with concrete and let it dry out as shown on the bags. Make sure the top of the posts are level.

Pavilion top rails

Pavilion top rails

Use 6×6 lumber for the plates that go on top of the posts. Use a circular saw to make the notches, so you can join them together. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a hammer and a chisel.

Fitting the top plates - hip roof pavilion

Fitting the top plates – hip roof pavilion

Fit the 6×6 plates to the sides of the garden pavilion. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 8″ screws into the top of the posts.

Braces for carport with hip roof

Braces for carport with hip roof

Use 6×6 lumber for the braces. Make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces, using a miter saw.

Fitting the braces - 12x16 pavilion plans

Fitting the braces – 12×16 pavilion plans

Fit the braces to the frame of the pavilion, as shown in the diagram. Plumb the posts with a spirit level and make sure the corners are square. Fit the braces into place, drill pilot holes and insert 4 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the ridge beam - hip roof pavilion

Fitting the ridge beam – hip roof pavilion

Use 2×6 lumber for the ridge beam and for the supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and center them to the plates. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly. Make sure the supports are plumb before attaching the ridge beam. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the beam into place tightly.

Fitting the braces to the ridge beam - pavilion with hip roof

Fitting the braces to the ridge beam – pavilion with hip roof

Use 2×6 lumber for the braces. Make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces, drill pocket holes and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.

How to build a 12x16 pavilion

How to build a 12×16 pavilion

I recommend you to take a look over PART 2 of the  project, where I show you how to build the hip roof for the outdoor pavilion.

12x16 pavilion with hip roof plans

12×16 pavilion with hip roof plans

This garden pavilion with a hip roof has a footprint of 12×16. The roof structure is strong enough for winds and snow, but I recommend you to read the local codes and make modifications, if necessary.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 12×16 hip roof pavilion plans. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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