14×16 Pavilion Railings – Free DIY Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about 14×16 gable pavilion plans. This is the PART 3 of the 14×16 pavilion project, where I show you how to build the railings for the shelter. I have come up with a really easy method to build the railings, so you can save both time and money. Read the local codes before starting the project, so you comply with the requirements. See my other DIY projects HERE.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.



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14×16 Pavilion Railings – Free DIY Plans

Building a pavilion

Building a pavilion



  • I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 87 3/4″ long, 19 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 36″ long 3xRAILINGS
  • I – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 75 3/4″ long, 15 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 36″ long 3xRAILINGS



  • One week



How to build pavilion railings

Assembling the railings

Assembling the railings

The first step of the project is to gather all the materials for the railings. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need 2×2 lumber for the balusters and 2×4 lumber for the rails. Make sure you center the 2×2 balusters to the rails. Drill pilot holes through the rails and insert 2 1/s” screws into the balusters.

Building the railings

Building the railings

As you can see, you need to assemble two different panels to fit between the pavilion posts. Make sure you cut wood blocks to fit between the balusters, so you can create even gaps. You can adjust the size between the balusters to suit your needs, for a professional result.

Fitting the railings

Fitting the railings

Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 rails and then insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them to the posts. You can adjust the height at which you place the panels.

14x16 Pavilion Plans - Front view

14×16 Pavilion Plans – Front view

Last but not least, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and then let it dry out for a few hours. Sand everything thoroughly with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of stain or paint to enhance the look of the pavilion.

14x16 Pavilion Plans - Side view

14×16 Pavilion Plans – Side view

Make sure you take a look over PART 1 of the project, so you learn how to build the frame of the rectangular outdoor pavilion. Check out PART 2 to learn how to build the gable roof.

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