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Pergola Plans - Exploded View
These pergola plans have a simple design, making it a simple project for just about anyone to build. This pergola will fit on a 10′x10′ base. If you need a different size, study the plans and modify it to any size you need. Once you study the plans you can get a good idea of what is involved and you can build one to fit the area you need.

For an 8 ft. square (8′x8′) the support beams, crossbeams, and slats will measure 10 ft.

For a 10 ft. square (10′x10) the support beams, crossbeams, and slats will measure 12 ft. (as shown in the guide below).

For a 12 ft. square (12′x12′) the support beams, crossbeams, and slats will measure 14 ft.

The guide below shows a simple design for the support beams, crossbeams, and slats. For more designs you can use click here.


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Pergola Plans - How To Build A Pergola

10′x10′ Pergola Plans Material List

Disc. Qty. Size
4×4 presure-treated post 4 9′
2×6 (support beams) 4 12′
2×6 (crossbeams) 7 12′
2×6 (brace) 4 3′
2×6 (brace) 4 3′ 5″
2×4 (slats) 5 12′
2×6 (post caps) 4 5 1/2″
trim (for 4×4 post cut to size)
HARDWARE
4×4 post anchors (plus anchor screws and nails) 4
3″ outdoor screws
4″ outdoor screws
2″ finishing nails
3″ finishing nails
construction adhesive

 

Pergola Plans Measurements

Pergola Plans - Measurements

The bottom is measured with the trim on the 4×4 post (the 4×4 post are 10 ft. squared).

Project Index

Material/Cut List & Dimensions………………………………………………………………………………….1

Step-By-Step Assembly Instructions…………………………………………………………………………….2

Step-By-Step Assembly Instructions (cont…)…………………………………………………………………..3

Step-By-Step Assembly Instructions (cont…)…………………………………………………………………..4

Pergola Designs & Plans…………………………………………………………………………………………5

10′x10′ Pergola

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13 Comments

  1. ken cox says:

    I need plans for a 16×24 pergola

  2. Cindy says:

    I’ll take those 16×24 plans. How about a circular pergola plan or a large pergola plan with the japanese curve. I will take anything you have in an extra grande size.

  3. TOM SLAGTER says:

    I WILL BE BUILDING A 8 X 9 PERGOLA. THE PLANS ABOVE WILL BE A BIG HELP. DO THE SHOW HOW THE 4 X 4 POSTS ATTACH AT THE TOPS?

  4. Carmine says:

    Would a design like this work if I wanted to cover it with translucent fiberglass panels?

  5. Dana Kropf says:

    I also need plans for a 16 x 24 pergola. and if it is rounded on the long sides, so much the better! thanks!

  6. Ron Collins says:

    I also need plans for a 16 x 24 pergola. Would a design like this work if I wanted to cover it with translucent fiberglass panels?

  7. Jesse says:

    I just purchased thish plan for $3. It’s pretty cool, however its missing the spacing measurements for the crossbeams and slats. The images show that the crossbeams are right next to each 4×4 side but doesn’t say what the spacing distance should be. It also does not state which side the 3′ or the 3’5″ brace goes on.

    • DIYGardenPlans says:

      Thanks for visiting this site and for your comment. I did not put in the spacing measurements for the crossbeams and slats. However, you can add as many crossbeams and slats as you like and just space them out evenly. For the brace please take a look at the picture for details.

  8. Mike Bone says:

    I am almost finished building this, and so far very impressed with the design, it looks great. The one thing I am confused about, however, is the “trim (for 4×4 post, cut to size). What exactly is this?

    • DIYGardenPlans says:

      The 4×4 post are covered with trim, cut to length and width. The trim shown in these illustrations is 3/4″ trim, 4 1/4″ wide and 9′ long. The top of the trim will need to be cut and notched to fit between the support beams.

  9. Mike Bone says:

    Thanks for the quick response!

  10. Bran M says:

    We’re wanting to build a 10′ x 12′ pergola and these plans look like what we’re looking for. Would 4″ x 4″ posts still be suitable, or do we need to go to 6″ x6″ posts instead?

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