14×14 Outdoor Pavilion Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about a 14×14 outdoor pavilion plans. I have designed this square pavilion with a gable roof so you can create some nice shade in your garden. Make sure you take a look over the local building codes, so you comply with the regulations. Take a look over the rest of our woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.

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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14×14 Pavilion – Free DIY Plans

Building a 14x14 pavilion

Building a 14×14 pavilion


  • A – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 132″ long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 168″ long, 2 pieces – 192″ long TOP PLATES
  • C – 8 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 48″ long BRACES
  • D – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 36″ long, 1 piece – 192″ long, 2 pieces – 48″ long TOP RIDGE

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How to build a 14×14 pavilion

Laying out the posts

Laying out the posts

The first step of the project is to layout the posts for the 14×14 pavilion. Use batter boards and string to determine the location of the posts. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to every corner of the pavilion, so you make sure they are right angled. Moreover measure the diagonals and make sure they are equal. Determining the location for the pavilion is essential, as you have to comply with the local building codes. Make sure the surface is level and remove the vegetation layer.



Dig 3′ deep holes into the ground with a post hole digger. Align the holes with attention and then fit form tubes. Fit the 6×6 posts with attention and align them using string. Use a spirit level to plumb the posts and then lock them into place with temporarily braces. Fill the tube forms with concrete and let it dry out for a few days.

Top rails

Top rails

Use 6×6 lumber for the rails. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then make the cut outs with a circular saw and a chisel. Smooth the surface with sandpaper. Use 6×6 lumber for the other rails. Set the circular saw at 2 3/4″ and then make parallel cuts inside the marked areas. Clean the recess with a chisel and sandpaper.

Fitting the top rails

Fitting the top rails

Fit the top rails to the sides, to the front and to the back of the pavilion. Align the edges flush, making sure the corners are square, drill pilot holes and insert 6 1/2″ screws.

Fitting the braces

Fitting the braces

Build the braces for the front and back of the pavilion from 6×6 lumber. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts to both ends of the braces. Fit the braces to the posts, after you plumb them vertically. Drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to secure the braces into place tightly.

Fitting the ridge beam

Fitting the ridge beam

Fit the 6×6 supports to the top of the plates. Plumb the supports with a spirit level and then attach the top ridge. Make sure the corners are square and then insert 6 1/2″ screws.

Ridge beam braces

Ridge beam braces

Fit the braces to the top ridge. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees and then secure them into place with 5 1/2″ screws.

14x14 Pavilion Plans

14×14 Pavilion Plans

Check out PART 2 of the project to learn how to build the gable roof.

14x14 Pavilion Plans - side view

14×14 Pavilion Plans – side view

Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project. Premium Plans for this project available in the Shop.



This woodworking project was about 14×14 outdoor pavilion plans free. 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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  1. Greg at - Reply

    Great design and pavilion but if you can show me how you cut the rafters and how long they are it doesn’t show both cuts which join on the beams thank you in advance

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      See NEXT button at the bottom of the article for Part 2 of the project

  2. Greg at - Reply

    Love these plans, looks like a great design. I need an 18×12 for my space and was hoping to modify this a bit to fit. If I added 6×6’s for principle rafters and 6×6 struts for support of the 18’ wide tie beam would that work? Thanks!

  3. Tim at - Reply

    I purchased your premium plan and it says I need rafter ties. I’m looking at many different shapes and types of rafter ties. Not sure which ones I need.

  4. jonathan at - Reply

    The premium plans for this build state to use 8-1/2″ screws to secure the beams to the posts but the free versions states to use 6-1/2″ screws. Which is correct?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      Both are correct since the Free and Premium Plans are not identical. Therefore, if you have the Premium Plans follow the instructions. If you want to use the free plans, follow the free plans.

  5. Cody at - Reply

    How does the 14′ 6×6 ridge beam hold up? I worried it wont be strong enough.

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      It holds well with the braces. Read the local codes to make sure it works with your local conditions.


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