Building a usable outdoor space with one of these free pavilion plans will increase your home’s living space and increase property value. There are many uses for an outdoor pavilion, like an outdoor kitchen, picnic area or storage area.
Whatever your need is for a covered outdoor space, these free pavilion plans can help you decide what design will meet your needs the best. After deciding which one you need, the free plans will enable you to accomplish this DIY project like a professional.
Check out the 17+ DIY pavilions that can be built in different sizes to find the one that will best meet your needs.
1- 16‘x16‘ Outdoor Pavilion Plan
This large and sturdy outdoor structure will be around for many years and is ideal for multi-purpose usage.
If you have a large family with young children, this size of backyard pavilion will make an ideal play area and outdoor kitchen for the next few years. As the children grow up, this 16‘x16‘ structure would make a great place to host birthday parties, graduation parties, weddings, and baby showers.
A family would enjoy this covered outdoor space for many uses over the years, and these free pavilion plans will show you how to build it.
2- 20‘x20‘ Outdoor Pavilion
Moving up in size from the previous pavilion, this larger covered outdoor structure can do it all. Host corporate get-togethers, backyard BBQ’s for family and friends, host family reunions or just hang out with friends under the roof of this 20‘x20‘ DIY pavilion.
This solid structure will provide years of covered outdoor space that can be used for a wide range of activities. The large size may also lend itself for the structure being an income-producing venue on your property. Rent the structure out for weddings, parties or other activities where a large, secure outdoor space might be needed.
3- Vinyl Pavilion Plan
Traditional, attractive and classic, these pavilion plans will show you how to assemble this vinyl pavilion in your backyard.
A great size for outdoor family meals or for relaxing in the shade at poolside, this classic style of outdoor pavilion will fit in with almost any style of home. The classic style should be acceptable to most all Home Owner’s Associations, making this outdoor pavilion an ideal choice for those living in subdivisions.
The vinyl exterior makes it low maintenance and inexpensive to construct.
4- Shed Roof Pavilion Plan
A shed roof will provide the same protection as a pitched roof, and is quicker and easier to build.
The clean-line construction of this outdoor pavilion makes the building process go quickly. The finished 24’x24′ structure provides plenty of protected space underneath the shed roof that can be used for storage, get-togethers, or whatever other activities you need a dry outdoor space for.
5- Backyard Pavilion
Use these free pavilion plans to build your backyard retreat. Perfect size for an outdoor dining table, a couple of comfortable chairs, side table or whatever else you may want to create a cozy backyard retreat.
Add curtains to shield you from the neighbors and the elements. Hanging baskets of flowers and LED rope lighting will add to the relaxing ambiance of your backyard retreat.
A small outdoor space like this one will also be easy to keep free of summertime pests. Use your favorite mosquito repellent around the perimeter and keep your backyard retreat free of flying pests.
6- Pavilion With Railing
These free pavilion plans will show you how to create a safe outdoor area for families with small children. This pavilion design has wood railings around the sides that will help keep small children securely inside while they play. The entry points can be covered with gates so create an ideal outdoor play area for small children.
The side railings are attractive and add to the overall look of the outdoor structure. When the children grow older, the side railings will be easy to remove to create an open pavilion that is accessible from all sides.
These free plans will show you how to build a pavilion in just one weekend with minimal expense.
7- Wood Pavilion Plan
Download this free PDF plans for building a wood pavilion and put your carpentry skills to good use. These detailed plans will walk you through the DIY build so you can be enjoying your new covered outdoor space in just a few days.
Ideal size for family dinners, pavilions are great structures for building beside a lake or garden so the view can be enjoyed from all sides. The breeze can come in from all sides to keep the structure naturally cool during the summer months too.
Add a kitchen and hang canvas curtains and you can enjoy the outdoor pavilion year-around, no matter what the weather may be.
8- 20‘x30‘ Pavilion Plan
Large enough to serve multi-purposes, these free pavilion plans are detailed and easy to follow during construction.
This large outdoor structure can house a fully equipped kitchen on one end and a comfortable dining area on the other. This size pavilion would be great for families that enjoy spending most of their time outdoors.
A large pavilion like this one would also be great for storage of heavy equipment, firewood or animal feed. The open sides make it easy to drive into for loading or unloading.
9- Post and Beam Pavilion Plan
Enjoy time outdoors regardless of the weather with this easy-to-build post and beam pavilion.
Rainy days, windy and cold weather usually keep the family indoors, but a post and beam pavilion built on your property can change that.
Enjoy the great outdoors anytime under the covering of a wood pavilion built anywhere on your property. Relax, grill, enjoy nature and let the kids play under the attractive roof of the structure. Don’t let rain, wind or snow keep you cooped up inside on your day off, this easy to build pavilion can protect you from the elements and allow you to enjoy the great outdoors.
10- 10‘x10‘ Pavilion Plan
Imagine having this pavilion beside a lake, or pond or your favorite hunting area. Furnish it with a grill, table, seating, and hammocks and you would have the perfect place to spend the day. Cook the catch of the day and take an afternoon nap in a picturesque setting with this DIY pavilion. Affordable and easy to build with these free plans.
Use these pavilion plans to construct this 10‘x10‘ structure for a small backyard. Plenty of room under the roof to get out of the sun and enjoy a meal.
11- 20‘x20‘ Pavilion Plan
These detailed plans have a shopping list of everything you will need to purchase to build this 20‘x20‘ outdoor pavilion. Easy to print out and take along with you to the building supply center.
The detailed plans also allow for adjustments to the structure so you can customize the DIY pavilion to meet your needs. Since landscapes and family needs vary, it’s nice to have a pavilion design that can be customized to land grade and family need.
Sturdy construction and attractive design will have you using this outdoor structure for many years to come.
12- Square Pavilion Plan
This simple structure is easy to build and has multiple uses. 16‘x16‘ square pavilion has a solid construction that will stand up to the elements for years to provide you with a dry, sheltered space for family functions or outdoor storage space.
Great for building in a mid-sized backyard, the 16‘x16‘ square will increase the outdoor space that is usable during inclement weather. These pavilion plans are easy to follow and will enable you to construct this DIY project in just a few days.
13- Recreation Area
These free pavilion plans will show you how to construct a 12‘x16‘ covered structure that makes an ideal recreation area for your backyard.
Oblong and open, this pavilion size is great for entertaining friends or relaxing with family. An outdoor kitchen and lighting would make this a family hangout day and night. Create a fun and safe recreation area for family and they will want to stay home instead of at their friend’s home.
14- 12‘x12‘ Pavilion Plan
Simple and easy construction, this square 12‘x12‘outdoor pavilion will provide shade from the hot summer sun and protection from the ultraviolet rays while allowing you to enjoy time outdoors.
Enjoy a picnic under the roof of this pavilion, take a nap in a hammock, or set up a cozy seating area so you can enjoy some quiet reading time. Ideal for a small backyard or poolside, this cozy pavilion will increase the amount of time you enjoy being outdoors plus increase your property value.
15- Steep Roof Construction
A steep roof and side railings enhance the appearance of an outdoor pavilion, and these free plans will show you how to build them all.
Create this DIY pavilion for dining with family and friends on an everyday basis, and use the enhanced features to make other events more special. The steep roof design will make the outdoor structure desirable for weddings, parties and other events.
The side railings are also ideal for keeping small children confined to the outdoor space for safe playtime. The railings can also be used to hold party or wedding decor so events can be made more personal.
16- Garden Pavilion Plan
A unique design for a unique outdoor space, this garden pavilion will enhance the landscape while providing shelter from the elements. The roof design maximizes air circulation inside the structure while keeping the rain out.
Make this outdoor structure the center point of your flower garden so you can enjoy the sight and fragrance of the plants from all sides. Attractive roof design has several sturdy wood beams that can be used to display hanging pots of flowers and to suspend lighting so the space can be enjoyed after dark.
17- Paver Floor
There are many different types of flooring materials that can be used for an outdoor pavilion, most designs use wood or poured concrete. But this design uses pavers for a unique look and ground-level floor.
This paver flood idea is ideal for families that have a member with mobility issues and find stepping up or down to be challenging. The ground level floor is also ideal for baby stroller, wagons, electric scooters or wheelchairs.
The space between the pavers allows for quick run-off of any rainwater or liquid spill that may occur find their way onto the floor. The pavers can be used for a walkway leading from the house to the pavilion to create a unified backyard appearance.
This YouTube video is easy to follow and will take you through the construction process of this large backyard pavilion with paver flooring.