7 Free Gazebo Plans

Renovation gazebo in the park
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These free wooden gazebo plans will help you build a gazebo for your yard that will help guard you against the wind, rain, and sun while you enjoy the outdoors.

These gazebo plans are for a wide variety of shapes - such as square, rectangular, hexagonal, and octagonal. Some are also tailored for certain uses such as for a hot tub or as a screened-in area. Look through all the plans to find the perfect one for your space and what you plan to use it for.

All the free gazebo plans below include everything you need to build a wooden gazebo for your backyard. Written directions, building tips, diagrams, images, and even videos will help guide you through the complete process of building a gazebo.

There are some alternatives if you don't feel a gazebo is right for your yard. A pergola plan or deck plan might work better for you and your space.

You might like to try other outdoor woodworking projects for arbors, dog houses, sheds, picnic tables, porch swings, treehouses, or chicken coops.

  • 01 of 08

    Square Gazebo Plan

    A gazebo by a lake.

    The Classic Archives

    The Classic Archives has a free gazebo plan for this beautiful square gazebo that's small in size but huge on impact. There's just enough room for some DIY patio furniture. Images, diagrams, a materials list, and plenty of written instructions will help you build this beautiful square gazebo.

  • 02 of 08

    Backyard Gazebo Plan

    Picture of a man and women in a gazebo

    Mother Earth News

    This free gazebo plan from Mother Earth News will help you build a 6-sided gazebo that will give your yard a classic update. Step-by-step instructions along with plenty of diagrams and pictures will help you build this gazebo that you can enjoy for years to come.

  • 03 of 08

    Free Lake Tahoe PDF Gazebo Plan

    Illustration of a gazebo blueprint

    Humboldt Redwood

    If you're looking for an elegant gazebo for your yard then look no further than this free gazebo plan from California Redwood Association. Instructions, diagrams, and images will help you build this gazebo. There are even tips to help you save money on materials.

  • 04 of 08

    Octagonal Gazebo Plan

    A wooden gazebo in a park.

    BuildEazy

    BuildEazy has a complete gazebo plan available that won't cost you a cent. The finished product is a lovely octagonal gazebo. Almost ten pages of instructions are included in this free gazebo plan including diagrams and images.

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  • 05 of 08

    Free Wooden Gazebo Plan

    A blueprint for a square gazebo.

    How To Specialist

    This wooden gazebo plan from How To Specialist is for a square gazebo that's great if you don't have a lot of space. Materials list, diagrams, tools list, and tips are all included in this free wooden gazebo plan.

  • 06 of 08

    Free Year-Round Gazebo Plan

    Diagram of a gazebo roof

    Extreme How-To

    Extreme How-To also has a free gazebo plan for a gazebo that has a great classic look to it. There are many diagrams and tips here to help you build your own custom gazebo.

  • 07 of 08

    Grill Gazebo

    Hipsters Grilling at a Summer Backyard BBQ
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    Family Handy Man has a free wooden gazebo plan that has one main purpose - to keep your grill shady on those hot or even rainy summer days. This free "Grillzebo" plan includes everything you need to build a gazebo over an existing patio. The full plan and cut list cost $7.

  • 08 of 08

    How to Build a Gazebo from a Kit

    Young man painting bench in the park
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    A common way to build a gazebo is to buy a gazebo kit at your local hardware store that has everything you need to build a backyard gazebo. This guide from Ron Hazelton will give you detailed instructions as well as a video on how to find the perfect spot for your gazebo and build it from the pre-purchased kit.