14×20 Pavilion – Free DIY Plans

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This step by step diy woodworking project is about a 14×20 outdoor pavilion plans. This is a large pavilion built on a sturdy 6×6 and 6×8 structure and with a gable roof. This roof has a 8:12 pitch and it is really easy to build with my free set of plans. This makes for a simple but beautiful gazebo, that you can use for outdoor relaxation or for serving food. This pavilion is sturdy, but I recommend you to take a look over the local building codes, so you can comply with the legal requirements. Take a look over the rest of our 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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14×20 Pavilion – Free DIY Plans

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  • A – 6 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 96″ long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 6×8 lumber – 132″ long TOP PLATES
  • C – 3 pieces of 6×8 lumber – 168″ long TOP PLATES
  • D – 12 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 48″ long BRACES
  • E – 2 pieces of 6×8 lumber – 132″ long, 3 pieces – 47″  long RIDGE BEAM

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How to build a 14×20 gable pavilion

Laying-out-the-posts-for-the-14x20-pavilion

Laying-out-the-posts-for-the-14×20-pavilion

First, layout the posts for the 14×20 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.

Locking the posts into place

Locking the posts into place

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-plates-for-pavilion

Top-plates-for-pavilion

Use 6×8 lumber for the top rails. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then make the cut outs with a circular saw and a chisel. Set the circular saw at 3 5/8″ and then make parallel cuts inside the marked areas. Clean the recess with a chisel and sandpaper.

Fitting-the-side-top-plates

Fitting-the-side-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-cross-beams

Fitting-the-cross-beams

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-to-the-pavilion-frame

Fitting-the-braces-to-the-pavilion-frame

Build the braces for the base 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 (2 for each joint).

Fitting-the-ridge-beam-supports

Fitting-the-ridge-beam-supports

Center the 6×6 supports to the top of pavilion. Plumb the supports with a spirit level. Use post to beam connectors to secure the supports to the frame of the pavilion. Insert 2 1/2″ structural screws.

Fitting-the-ridge-beam

Fitting-the-ridge-beam

Fit the 6×8 ridge beam to the top of the supports. Align the edges flush and make sure the overhangs are equal on both sides. Use post to beam connectors and 2 1/2″ screws to lock the components together tightly.

How-to-build-a-14x20-pavilion

How-to-build-a-14×20-pavilion

Check out PART 2 of the project to learn how to build the gable roof for the pavilion. The roof has a 8:12 pitch, but you can adjust this so it suits your needs and local codes.

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14×20-gable-pavilion-plans-free

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 available in the Store, if you need more info on the project (cut plan, ads-free, pdf download).

 


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5 Comments »

  1. Ben Story at - Reply

    I want to purchase your plans for a 24 x 24 pavilion. I cannot figure out how or where to order the plans online. I simply cannot find where to purchase the plans. I think they are very helpful plans.
    Thanks. Ben Story

  2. Lynnae Lyons at - Reply

    I am interested in the 14×20 gable pavilion but I cannot get it to print. Is there anyway I can get you to email them to me?

    • Ovidiu at - Reply

      Is there a way for you to actually read the FAqs? That’s why I made the page

  3. Daniel Burke at - Reply

    Would I be able to use 6x6s instead of the 6x8s this plan calls for? Having a hard time finding anybody that sells 6x8s

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