You have a garden and landscaping to be proud of, and now you need a spectacular way to share it with friends and family. A wooden gazebo is not only a nice place to relax with loved ones, but will make a beautiful addition to any backyard landscape. You can purchase a gazebo kit or build one from scratch with the gazebo plans.
This task can be done on two to three days, round up some friends to help and use the this steps to guide you through the process.
This step by step article is about free wooden gazebo plans. Building a square wooden gazebo in your backyard is a complex project, taking into account the skills you have to master and the tools and materials required to get the job done properly. Nevertheless, if you choose the right plans for your needs, tastes and budget, and use the right woodworking techniques, you can get the job done in a professional manner. Hiring a professional contractor or buying a gazebo kit are also options for you, but if you have a limited budget, probably a diy project is the best choice….
Choosing the right plans and design for the gazebo is a real challenge, as there are so many alternatives. From our experience, you should write down the required features and budget on paper, from the very beginning. Next, you should design the gazebo taking into account the materials and tools you need, as well as the woodworking techniques required for the job. Buy lumber designed for outdoor use (pressure treated, cedar lumber, pine), otherwise your gazebo won’t be durable.
Lay out the wooden gazebo in a professional manner, by using batter boards and string. Build several concrete footings and insert metal anchors to support the 4×4 wooden posts. Align the posts properly before inserting the screws, otherwise the gazebo won’t have a symmetrical look. Select the lumber with great care, before building the components, as to make sure it is perfectly straight and without visible damage.
In order to build a wooden gazebo, you need the following: