If you have a backyard and you want to undertake a project that will make your property stand out, building a gazebo is one of the choices that will make most sense. However, you need to know that such a construction requires a significant investment and at least a few weeks of work.
If you are ready to start this woodworking outdoor project, you will see the results are fantastic and you will improve your lifestyle significantly. Just imagine yourself in the garden, drinking a good coffee while reading the newspaper... all inside the diy gazebo. Isn't that a pretty amazing image? I certainly think it is breathtaking, especially if you add a few loved ones in the picture.
How to build a gazebo - DIY gazebo plans
There are many designs to choose from when building the outdoor gazebo, so make sure you study the alternatives before buying the materials and doing the assembly. If you want a simple approach, building an outdoor pavilion is a good idea. If you have second thoughts regarding this project, don't forget to take a look over the rest of the alternatives: lots of free garden plans.
Plumb the walls with a spirit level and make sure they are secured tightly in concrete. The gable roof can be build very quickly as you need to make a few angle cuts. However, place the rafters equally spaced, 24 inches on center, and lock them to the support beams using 4 1/2" screws.
An octagonal gazebo requires more woodworking skills, but the end result will be awe-inspiring. As you can easily notice in the diagram, this gazebo design has its advantages at it comes with an exquisite look. However, the cons refer to the complexity of the cuts. In addition, the roof requires a lot of work, otherwise the
As you can easily notice in the diagram, building the roof for a rectangular gazebo is a complex process, but the end result is unique and highly efficient for draining the water. Plan the slope of the roof according to your needs and proceed to cutting the rafters. Use a circular saw to make the angle cuts and drill pilot holes before locking them into place using galvanized screws.
Next, attach 3/4" tongue and groove plywood sheets to the rafters, making sure there are no gaps between the components. Use galvanized nails to secure the sheets into place. Install tar paper and last but not least fit asphalt shingles.
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How to build a square gazebo - Step by step Video
As you can easily notice in the video, building a square gazebo is one of those projects that will not only enhance the look of your backyard, but it will also give you a new perspective of woodworking. Just remember that you need to ask a skilled friend to assist you while building the gazebo, as to get the job done quickly and to prevent costly mistakes.