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Simple 10×16 Rectangular Gazebo Plans

by Ovidiu


This step by step diy project is about simple 10×16 rectangular gazebo plans. This is a simple gazebo with a hip roof that you can build in one weekend, if you follow my instructions. This rectangular gazebo features a concrete floor, 6×6 posts and a hip roof with a generous slope. I have reinforced the roof of the gazebo so it withstand strong winds and snow. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.



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Simple 10×16 Rectangular Gazebo Plans




Cut & Shopping Lists

  • A – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 90 1/2″ long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 4 pieces – 120″ long TOP PLATES
  • C – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
  • D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 40″ long, 1 piece – 73 1/2″ long BOTTOM RAFTERS


 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses


 One day




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Laying out the posts for the 10x16 gazebo

Laying out the posts for the 10×16 gazebo

The first step of the simple gazebo project is to build the posts. As you can see in the diagram, you need to use 6×6 lumber for the posts. Use a circular saw to make notches to the top of the posts. Next, choose the location for the garden gazebo and to lay out the location of the posts. Make sure the surface is perfectly level and it complies with the local building codes. You can attach the posts to an already existing concrete slab, or you can secure the posts to the ground. Use batter boards and string to lay out the location of the posts. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to the corners and make adjustments until the diagonals are perfectly equal.

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

You can set the posts in concrete or you can pour 3′ deep footings and use posts anchors. Considering this is a light outdoor project, you can set the posts to anchors. That is why, these plans are designed having that assumption in mind (concrete anchors).



Use 6×6 lumber for the top rails. Use a circular saw to make 2 3/4″ deep cuts inside the marked areas. Remove the excess with a hammer and smooth the recess with a chisel.

Next, fit the rails to front and back of the outdoor gazebo. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Fitting the top plates - 10x16 gazebo

Fitting the top plates – 10×16 gazebo

Fit the perpendicular plates to the top of the gazebo. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Building the braces for the gazebo

Building the braces for the gazebo

Use 2×6 lumber for the braces. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the braces to the 10x16 gazebo

Fitting the braces to the 10×16 gazebo

Fit the braces to the rectangular gazebo frame, as shown in the diagram. Before fitting the braces and inserting the 3 1/2″ screws, make sure the posts are plumb.



Use 2×6 lumber for the ridge beam and to the supports. Center the supports to the beams, drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and plumb them vertically. Drill pocket holes at the top of the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the ridge beam into place.

10x16 gazebo plans free

10×16 gazebo plans free

Take a look over PART 2 of the gazebo project, so you learn how to build the hip roof for this rectangular garden gazebo.



This 10×16 gazebo is build on a frame that is made from 6x6s. You can easily add railings to the gazebo, if you want to build a cute serving area. You can tackle this project in one weekend and save hundreds of the dollars. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.

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Marcos -

Hi, thanks so much for such wonderful list of free plans. I’m wondering if I can modify this for a 12×14 using 6×6’s posts? Thanks

Ovidiu -

Well, it would be a complex modification, because other than using the same techniques, all measurements would change.

Brannon Thompson -

can you tell me specifically what the slope is?


Can you send me paper plans for 10×16 gazebo with hip roof ?

Ovidiu -


Michael Phillips -

If i were to make this a 12’x16′ do you think i should add another set of 6″x6″ post in the middle? to make it a total of 6″x6″ posts to 6. i dont think i would miter in that middle post though into cross beams. have decent snow fall here.

Ovidiu -

Yes, add the middle posts. You can also look at the 12×16 hip gazebo premium plans in the Shop, they use a different technique (no cuts in the side plates), which has 4 posts and it can hold snow.


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