10×16 Lean to Pavilion Plans – PDF Download

This step by step diy woodworking project is about a 10×16 outdoor lean to pavilion plans. This pavilion is built on a sturdy 6×6 framing and it features a design made to keep the costs down. The roof for this pavilion has a pitch of 3:12. 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. Check out the Shop, as well, for full list of Premium Plans.

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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10×16 Lean to Pavilion Plans – PDF Download

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Materials

  • A – 6 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8 ft long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 108″ long, 2 pieces – 8 ft long TOP PLATES
  • C – 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 10 ft long CROSS PLATES
  • D – 12 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
  • E – 2 piece of 6×6 lumber – 110 3/4″ long TOP RIDGE BEAM
  • E – 3 pieces 6×6 lumber – 23 1/4″ long RIDGE BEAMS
  • E – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 24″ long BRACES

Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

One week

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How to build a 10×16 pavilion

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Laying-out-the-posts-10×16-pavilion

First, layout the posts for the 10×16 lean to 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. Make sure the diagonals 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.

Setting the posts in concrete

Setting the posts in concrete

Dig 3 ft holes into the ground, making sure they have about 14″ in diameter. Fit the tubes then the posts into the ground and plumb them with a spirit level. Use temporarily braces to make sure the posts are locked into placed while filling the holes with concrete. Let the concrete dry out for several days. Read the local codes for more details on how to secure the posts.

Use lag screws to secure the posts to the anchors. Before pouring the concrete you need to make sure the top of the posts are horizontal one to another. Use a laser to mark the level to the top of the posts and use a circular saw, if you need to make cuts.

 

Building the frame of the pavilion

Top-beams-for-pavilion

Top-beams-for-pavilion

Next, we will be building the top plates for the large lean to pavilion. Therefore, this pavilion requires at least 6x6s, due to the large spans on the front and back. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make 2 3/4″ notches to the beams, so you can lock them together tightly.

Use a circular saw to make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the recesses with sandpaper.

Fitting-the-top-plates

Fitting-the-top-plates

Fit the top rails to the sides of the pavilion. Notice the 12″ overhangs to the front and back of the pavilion. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 8″ screws to lock them to the posts. Use 2 screws for each joint. Make sure the corners are square and plumb the posts vertically.

Fitting-the-crossbeams

Fitting-the-crossbeams

Next, fit the cross plates to the pavilion. Align the edges flush and drill pilot holes. Insert the 8″ screws to lock the cross plates into place tightly.

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.

 

Framing the roof structure

Fitting-the-supports

Fitting-the-supports

Center the 6×6 supports to the top of pavilion. Plumb the supports with a spirit level. Use two L tie connectors to secure the each support to the frame of the pavilion. Insert 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock the beams together tightly, using the connector. 

Ridge-beams

Ridge-beams

Make notches to one end of the beams, so you can lock them together tightly. We need them for the ridge beam of the slanted shelter.

Fitting-the-ridge-beams

Fitting-the-ridge-beams

Fit the 6×6 beams to the top of the supports. Notice the 12″ overhangs to the front and back of the pavilion. Use post to beam connectors with 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock everything together tightly. Insert 1 1/2″ structural screws through the connector. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.

Insert two 8″ screws to lock the beams to the middle support.

Fitting-the-ridge-beam-braces

Fitting-the-ridge-beam-braces

Use 6×6 lumber for the braces. Make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces. Secure the braces into place with 5 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws. Use at least 2 screws for each joint. These braces will really reinforce the structure and add extra-support to the ridge beams. 

 

Finishing touches

10x16-pavilion-dimensions

10×16-pavilion-dimensions

Check out PART 2 of the project to learn how to build the lean to roof. You can see in this image the overall dimensions for the slanted pavilion. This is medium sized pavilion, ideal for a table and a few chairs. With several adjustments, you can even attach this pavilion to an already existing building. It is really cool, but also relatively affordable and easy to build.

10x16 lean to pavilion - back view

10×16 lean to pavilion – back view

 

10x16 lean to pavilion

10×16 lean to pavilion

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. Check out the Shop, as well, for full list of Premium Plans.

 


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