9 Free Do-It-Yourself Deck Plans

Build Your Dream Deck with One of These Free Plans

Laying decking, spacing boards 5mm apart, close-up
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These free deck plans will help you build the deck of your dreams. With a little bit of know-how and some hard work, you'll be sitting out on a deck that you built yourself.

Each free deck plan will tell you which materials, supplies, and tools you'll need to collect as well as cutting instructions. They'll then step you through building the deck with photos, videos, and illustrations laying it all out.

None of these free deck plans require any of your personal information and they are all completely free for you to download and use to build your very own deck.

I have a lot of other free woodworking plans besides these free deck plans, like free plans on how to build sheds, pergolas, porch swings, gazebos, dog houses, picnic tables, playhouses, bookcases, workbenches, chicken coops, benches, and even homes and cabins.

  • 01 of 09

    Lowe's Free Deck Plan

    A deck built off a back door.
    Lowe's

    Lowe's has a great free deck plan that includes a tools and materials list, tips on designing and laying out the deck, as well as instructions that will take you through every step to build the deck, stairs, and railing.

    If you feel like getting more creative, Lowe's Deck Designer is a great way to create plans for your own custom deck.

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    Floating Deck Plan from Rogue Engineer

    A floating deck built off a backdoor.
    Rogue Engineer

    Here's a free plan for a floating deck from Rogue Engineer. Since it doesn't need to be attached to a house, you can build it literally anywhere you want.

    There's a required tool list, materials list, color photos, and written instructions.

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    DIY Island Deck from The Family Handyman

    A woman reading a magazine on a floating deck
    The Family Handyman

    The Family Handyman has a free deck plan that will get you a floating oasis in just one weekend. 

    A materials list, cutting list, construction drawings, step-by-step directions, color photos, and even a video will help you complete this project. 

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    Freestanding Deck Plan from Redwood

    A free blueprint for a freestanding deck.
    Redwood

    Here's a plan for both a freestanding deck and an attached deck that measures 8x10.

    This free plan is all ready to go in one PDF file that includes building instructions, diagrams, and blueprints.

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  • 05 of 09

    Free Floating Deck Plan from How To Specialists

    A drawing of a floating deck with a table and plants
    How to Specialist

    How To Specialist has a free deck plan for a floating deck in the shape of an octagon as well as a wooden path leading to it from your house.

    Included in this plan are a materials list, tools list, written directions, diagrams, and tips.

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    DIY Network's Free Deck Plan

    Home renovation
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    DIY Network has a completely free plan that will help you complete a DIY deck in just a few days.

    With this free plan, you'll find a tools list, materials list, color photos, step-by-step directions, and even a video.

  • 07 of 09

    Free Backyard Pool Deck Plan by Popular Mechanics

    French country house in Provence
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    Here's a free deck plan that will help you create a spacious 10 x 18 ft. backyard pool deck that your family can enjoy for years.

    The ten easy to follow steps within this free deck plan will help you gather your tools and materials, frame the floor, set the posts, lay the decking, and build the guardrails.

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    Free Deck Plan at DoItYourself

    Jetty wood planks
    Tobias Titz / Getty Images

    This is a great looking deck that's perfect for entertaining, relaxing, and grilling out.

    This free deck plan includes advice on choosing materials, instructions for preparing, laying out, and building the deck, as well as information on how to build the deck railings.

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  • 09 of 09

    Handyman Wire's Free Deck Plan

    Couple sitting on backyard deck
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    The first section of this free deck plan includes a tool and supply list, planning and construction tips, as well as advice on designing and estimating your deck needs. In the second part of this free deck plan you'll find detailed illustrations and blueprints along with step-by-step instructions to build your new deck.

    You'll also have the option of asking questions from the experts on the deck plan in the Handyman Wire's forums.