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




  • 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



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.



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.



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.



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  1. Michael at - Reply

    I am just about ready to order materials and start this project. My only question is the attachment of the 6×6 top beams and 6×6 cross beams to the 6×6 posts. If I notch them as shown in the plans will they be stronger than laying the top beams on top of the posts and using hangers for the cross beams? I have searched google and can’t find an answer to this question.

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      I consider this method better.

  2. Sharad Gandhi at - Reply

    My inside dimensions is 14ft(yours 13ft) and outside dimensions is 15ft(yours is 14ft). Do I just increase the size of wood by 1ft? except for 48” braces and 36” support?

  3. Daniel at - Reply

    Can you provide more info on how you fastened the beams to posts? You mentioned the size of the screw, but are they coming in at an angle, straight into the posts, etc? Also can you provide more info on how you suggest connecting rafters to beams and ridge beams.


    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      They come straight in the posts. You install the side beams first, then front and back.

  4. selbby at - Reply

    is there a possibility to use 4×4 instead of 6×6? or is it structurally designed to use the 6×6? Thanks.

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      It is designed for 6x6s.

  5. Jason at - Reply

    You list 6 1/2″ screws but the link goes to 6″ screws. I’m thinking of using 8″ lag bolts. How deep are you countersinking to put these through? I’m guessing you want at least 3″ out the other side? Also, are you using one or two screws/bolts per joint?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      6″ screws work as well. 2 screws per joint. I don’t recommend the lag bolts.

  6. Ash at - Reply

    In the materials listed, post anchors, beam to post connectors and a tie T are all mentioned, but not how many or where to put them?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      The Premium Plan covers all those details and comes with a cut layout diagram, as well: https://gum.co/ejPCi

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Carlos Vasquez at - Reply

    Can I substitute the top plates with 2″x10″ instead of 6″x6″…. my local lumber shops don’t carry 6×6 of 16 feet

  13. MARIO BRETON at - Reply

    Hello, I’d like to build a 13×13 outdoor pavilion from your 14×14 plan/roof plan.

    These plans are exactly what I’m looking for.

    How can I do to get the right dimensions?

    I’ll pay for adjustment required.

    Thank you very much 😉

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      You need a new plan. Unfortunately, I don’t do custom plans atm

  14. Matthew at - Reply

    Could this be built with 6×8 beams on the 6×6 posts?

  15. Dave Woodward at - Reply

    With the wood shortage due to covid-19 will 4×4 lumber work for your design the cost of the 6×6 is astronomical or will 4×6 work I’m building on a budget so any reduction in price would help with the project

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      That will not work for these spans. You can use 4×6 beams for a 10×10

  16. Chris at - Reply

    Exact plans I am looking for with one caveat, my HOA requires this to be attached to the home. Have you seen this done with this set of plans before? I would have the rails and top beam from ledger boards using hangers. If I do it that way, do you think the one pair of legs at the far end would be enough to hold the weight?

  17. William F Salyers at - Reply

    Any plans for a 14×14 pavilion with a metal hip roof…

  18. Israel at - Reply

    You don’t mention the diameter of the fit tubes for the 3’ deep holes for the four 6×6 posts. What is the diameter?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      14″ in diameter for 6×6 posts

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