12×12 Gazebo Plans

12x12 Gazebo Plan Oblique View Wood TonesTake a look at these gazebo plans! The 12×12 timber frame is a petite but very artistic structure that will beautify any outdoor space. The geometry of the collar ties and hips connecting to the central kingpin will make you want to hang out in this gazebo for hours! Though the frame is small enough to fit in even a modest backyard, the 8 in 12 pitch hip roof with its jack rafters give this gazebo a great sense of distinction.

The drawing set includes plan views, elevations, section drawings, and individual piece drawings. They include all the piece and joinery details you will need to build this frame, along with a complete timber list and fastener schedule.  We include 3d renderings and even x-ray views to show you all the details to help you visualize and cut the frame. We include pages of dimensioned piece drawings showing every cut on each timber.

The drawings consist of 28 sheets, in instant-download PDF format.   The plan set is sized to 8 ½” x 11” for easy printing at home or your local copy shop.

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39 thoughts on “12×12 Gazebo Plans”

  1. SES Almansoori

    hi guys .. I want to know .. the measuring (12×12) which used here is feet or inches?

  2. Bill Brandenberger

    In the provided picture, how high is the peak and what are the lengths of the vertical posts?

  3. Bill, the peak is 13′-3 1/2″. The top of the plate is 8′-10″ but we call for 8-6 1/4″ actual length on the posts (10′ lumber if you want room to maneuver to get prime material)

  4. No issues, mot people put down a layer of 3/4″ tongue and groove boards so when you look up you see that, then a layer of OSB/plywood to get the thickness for the screws of the metal roof. You can also use 1x or 2×4’s as purlins on top of the rafters and screw the metal roof to that.

  5. Stephen Walmer

    Hi, I am trying to establish a cost to build this gazebo. Can you tell me how many board feet are in the plan?

    I am using a sawmill who prices everything by board feet.

  6. Robert Edmonds

    I have some timbers in stock of various dimensions that I would like to use to build this gazebo, but I know I need more.
    Can you send me the timber list so I can get the required extras sawn?

  7. I am looking for a 12×12 like this but I need a Cupola to vent smoke from my bbq pit.
    You guys have anything like this?

  8. Katrina Williams

    Charles, we don’y designs with a cupola but we can certainly add it- check out our Custom Design services here.

  9. Vik, we would not recommend just scaling the plan- we do offer custom design services here and could adapt it for you.

  10. Can you tell me the level of expertise you suggest for this build. Could the average person follow your plans and build to a satisfactory standard?

    Also what tools would be required to do all of the joints etc?

    Lastly can you give an approximate amount of timber required?

  11. Shaun, this plan is small so that makes it a pretty good choice for an “average person”. The hip roof does add some complexity, however. You might want to check out this article as far as what tools are recommended.

  12. I’m just getting started on this gazebo. Is there a chat group of people also working on it or those that have completed it? I’ve already found one angle I can’t determine from the plans. Angke to cut Outside end of hip rafter?

  13. What grade and type of lumber is your design based on ??
    Spruce , Pine , Cedar ???

  14. This is exactly the type of gazebo I am looking to build and already have four concrete footings poured in ( would use brackets on top of concrete to secure the posts). However, I have the posts positioned about 14″ from the property line which is permitted I’m Ontario) and cannot have the 2′ overhang. Can this be adjusted to 10″ or so in order to ensure the roof and the water coming down stays on my side? Could you please email me the timber list so I can cost the materials out? Thanks

  15. It would be quite easy to adjust the overhang to your requirements. You would just need to cut them off, that would have no adverse effects on the frame.

  16. James Fletcher

    I would like a lumber list so i can price the cost to build with todays price.

  17. Katrina Williams

    James, that plan takes 1638 board feet. You need to purchase the plan to obtain the full timber list. Keep in mind, though, we offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. If the material costs more than you want to spend, we will refund your purchase price within 30 days.

  18. Warren johnston

    I would like to build this in a 10 x 10 with 6 x 6 posts. What is the cost to modify the plan?

  19. Katrina Williams

    Please go to our Custom Design page and fill out this form. That’s the best way to get in touch with our designers and get an estimate for your project.

  20. No, there is not a need to vent the timber frame space. The roof is another matter. It is best to create a air gap between the final roof and the T&G. That will also give you a space to run and wires for lighting.

  21. I’m debating between buying a big box store pavilion or building one from your plans. Could you email a timber list?


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