12x12 Timber Frame Pergola Plan
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12×12 Timber Frame Pergola Plan


Nice small patio structure and a great project for a beginner timber frame project. At 12x12x10 feet tall it can fit in lots of secluded spaces but still create a strong focal point. This plan provides you with all the material lists and construction drawings to make this project a success.

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A Simple DIY Timber Frame Pergola Plan

At 12×12, this is the perfect size for a simple timber frame pergola. The frame can really go well in any outdoor environment, but it especially enhances your backyard or formal garden. This plan provides a tremendous amount of valuable information for a fractional price. Use the plans to build yourself, send them to your HOA, or use them to gather bids from contractors.

Joint and Peg supplies you with all the detailing, views, drawings, and lists to help you accomplish this timber frame project for your patio or yard. We recommend that you use a pressure treated timber material or a naturally rot resistant timber species such as cedar, cypress, or white oak.

12×12 Pergola Design Features

  • Simple slab foundation.
  • Posts that connect to the slab and are not buried in concrete or dirt.
  • Knee braces with radial relief cuts.
  • Mortise and tenon joinery with pegged connections for beams, posts, and braces.
  • Finial caps for tops of posts to protect them and provide visual appeal.
  • Wood list for ordering or pricing materials with vendor
  • Concrete needs for a typical foundation.
  • A list of all the needed hardware.
  • Joint detailing areas.
  • Single beam drawings for laying outs and cutting assistance.

Garner bid from your local carpenter.

This timber frame pergola plan provides ample information to submit to your local builders and carpenters so that you may gain fixed quotes for your project. Everything is clear and no room for misinterpretation of scope which can affect pricing.



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Important Information Regarding Purchased Stock Plans

Every state, county or municipality will have its own building and code requirements as environments differ from one region to the next. It is possible that your plan may need to be modified to comply with these local requirements and conditions. This is particularly true in coastal areas and those facing seismic events, extreme winds, and heavy snow.

If you are building in any of these areas and depending on the size and purpose of the structure, it is likely that a licensed structural engineer will be needed to provide the necessary calculations and stamp.

All pre-drawn plans from Joint and Peg do not carry a stamp from a licensed architect or a licensed engineer. Please understand that we will not be held responsible for the performance and suitability of this design plan as we don’t know the criteria with where you plan to build, nor the material to be used, nor any additional structure to be implemented in the construction.

If this is a requirement from your local building department, or it proves to be the prudent thing to do, Joint and Peg can provide you state sealed engineered drawings for an additional fee. When it comes to the time to build, we highly recommend that you enlist our engineering service.  Otherwise, the onus of this structure’s performance is solely with others, not Joint and Peg.

Single Use Terms

We authorize the use of our plans for one single project; conditioned on your obligation and agreement to comply with all local building codes, ordinances, regulations, and requirements, including permits and inspections at the time of and during construction. Multiplied use of our plans is prohibited. Thank you.


Download File 1

Base Frame Plan: Letter Size Sheets (8 ½” x 11”) – Qty: 10

  • Notes
  • Plan Views
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Call Outs
  • Dimensions
  • Parts Numbers
  • Foundation Detail

Download File 2

Material Lists: Letter Size Sheets (8 ½” x11”) – Qty: 6

  • Wood List
  • Concrete List
  • Screw List
  • Peg List
  • Connectors List
  • Square Foot Areas

Download File 3

Joinery Detailing: Letter Size Sheets (8 1/2” x 11") – Qty: 6

  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery Details

Download File 4

Single Beam Drawings: Letter Size Sheets (8 1/2"x11") Qty:11

  • Introduction
  • Single Beam Drawings
  • Dimensions

Typical Timber Sizes

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