This is step by step diy project about wood gazebo plans and how to build a octagonal gazebo.
This step by step diy project is about free gazebo plans. Building an octagonal gazebo is a complex project, as it requires a large investment and quality materials. After choosing proper plans, we recommend you to adjust its size and design to fit your budget and to match the style of your garden. A gazebo will enhance the living area and create an unique recreational place to spend your afternoons.
An octagonal gazebo is a more complex construction as compared to rectangular or square shapes, as it requires more materials and complex carpentry techniques. Nevertheless, if you use the right plans for the job and plan every aspect of the project with attention, even a beginner can get the job done in a few weekends. Invest in quality and durable lumber, such as cedar, pine or cedar.
- A – 8 pieces of tube forms, concrete FOOTINGS
- B – 8 pieces of 4×4 lumber – 113″ long POSTS
- C – 8 pieces of 2×6 plywood – 62 1/2” long RIM JOISTS
- D – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 151 3/4”, 2 pieces – 75″, 4 pieces – 74 1/2″ JOISTS
- E – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 25 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 40 1/2″ long JOISTS
- F – 2×6 lumber DECKING
Building an octagonal gazebo
Top Tip: Building an octagonal gazebo is a complex outdoor project, as it requires professional plans and tools. In addition, we recommend you to ask a skilled friend to assist your, especially if you are new to woodworking.
Free gazebo plans
The first step of the project is to lay out the octagon gazebo. As you can see in the image, you need to use batter boards and string. The easiest way to lay out the octagon is to make a square and to cut the corners until you obtain the desired shape.
Dig 3′ deep holes and set tube forms. Use a straight edge and a level to check if the footings are at the very same level, before pouring the concrete and installing the post anchors.
The next step of the project is to build the eight posts of the gazebo, using the information from the diagram. It is essential to use at least 4×4 lumber for the posts, otherwise the construction won’t be rigid.
Cut out a small piece of the top of the posts, as to create enough roof to fit the rafters. In addition, we recommend you to make the bottom of the posts in a professional manner, cutting one side in a V-shape…