A gazebo is not something one expects to see in someone’s backyard or garden, in many regions being more popular in areas like public parks or party venues. Still, that doesn’t make a wooden gazebo an inappropriate addition to a private home’s outdoor area. In fact, everyone would love it if they had their own gazebo to enjoy with family and friends so instead of conforming yourself to dreaming about, how about you build your own DIY gazebo and make the most of what summer has to offer? Let the following projects inspire you.
A traditional gazebo always has a base which is a platform which extends all around it, sometimes forming a sort of small deck which frames the gazebo and mimics its shape or that of the roof. This part has to be planned in detail and carefully executed because it’s literally at the base of everything else. Check out this project on imgur to find out how this octagon-shaped gazebo platform was built.
Of course, it’s not mandatory to give your gazebo a platform base or to even include all the other structural elements that a traditional gazebo has. A cool interpretation of a wooden gazebo is featured on imgur and only includes a simple frames built around a firepit with swings hanging around it. It’s a very casual and fun idea to which you can add a roof or additional features that would make your own fire pit gazebo better suited for you and your garden.
Don’t let the fact that you have a small backyard discourage you from building your own wooden gazebo. Since this is a DIY project you can make it as small as you want and adapt the design by either adding or removing features based on the context and your needs. We really love this project from instructables, the design in particular. The floating benches are a nice touch and the lattice makes everything come together nicely. Additional features and ornaments can be added later on and this includes hanging planters as well as other creative ideas that can make your garden gazebo stand out from other similar projects.
If you plan on using your new gazebo as a cozy retreat where you can go to read a book, enjoy your morning coffee or socialize with small groups of people while enjoying a nice view and the breezy weather, spending some time planning a few extra design details would be well worth it. We think you’ll enjoy this particular project from theclassicarchives. It’s a bit more complex than the others, with many great additions that we think could inspire you. We like the breezy curtains in particular as they add character to the gazebo and they give it a bohemian appearance.
On the other hand, if you’re not planning to entertain large groups of people and you’d much rather keep the gazebo just for yourself, there’s no point making it any bigger than it needs to be. A simplified version of a wooden gazebo with a small platform, a cute gabled roof and some basic furniture would do the trick. You can hang some cute planters or paint your gazebo to make it look more cheerful. Check out this youtube video to find out more about it.
The level of difficulty that building a garden or patio gazebo involves is dependant on the type of design, structure and all the different features you choose to include. Usually the main steps are to create a sketch and a plan, to gather all the materials and tools needed and then to build the gazebo starting with the base. The whole process is explained on instructables and that’s also where you can find the plans for this particular DIY gazebo.
Although not absolutely necessary, you can add railings to your gazebo if you want to give it a more contained and authentic look while also giving it added privacy. You can add these at the very end, once all the other pieces are in place. Check out this very detailed tutorial complete with lots of great tips on how to build your own gazebo on thehomesteadingboards. Feel free to add your own personal touch to the design and to add more features if necessary.
There are many different design options and styles to choose from for your DIY gazebo project so take your time and do some research before making a final decision. It’s also important to consider things like underground utilities, local building codes, location and placement before you focus on the design, size or shape of the gazebo. Making a to do list can be helpful at this stage. Figure out what your priorities are and every once in a while take a step back to look at the big picture before you get lost in all the details. Find out more useful tips from treatedwood.
You can also use a gazebo as a source of inspiration for your project without actually following all the steps and including all the elements such a structure usually involves. The result would be a hybrid structure uniquely designed to suit your specific needs. In this case, the goal was to build a protective frame around an outdoor dining area and while the lattice fence has a gazebo-inspired look, everything else is quite neutral. Check out this youtube video to find out more about the project.
Building a garden gazebo is quite similar to building a tiny cabin, with less focus on the walls since gazebos are open to their surroundings to a certain degree. Putting together the base and the frame is the most important and most time-consuming part of the project and things can get a bit more complicated if you choose a more sculptural design as opposed to something very basic. Still, it can all be done successfully, making this one of the greatest DIY projects ever. Check out this YouTube video to see how this particular gazebo was built.
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If you want to skip the entire building process and just get the finished product instead, there’s always the option to buy a gazebo. The cedar Carolina gazebo is a simple and beautiful option. It has a nice size and shape and a fairly simple design which gives it versatility and allows it to look great in a variety of outdoor spaces like gardens and backyards. The overall dimensions are 3′ W x 11′ D x 10′ 1” H and the frame is made of solid wood with a natural finish.
This gazebo is perfect for outdoor bbq and grill areas. It has a simple frame made of cedarwood and it measures 8′ 7/32” W x 5′ 1/32” D x 9′ 1 7/16” H overall. There are two shelves on the sides which could be used as counters or bars when using the grill or could serve as display areas for planters and other similar things. You can also decorate the frame with string lights to create a whimsical décor at night.=
The Arlington gazebo has a modern design with a hint of rustic-industrial charm. The frame is made of wood with a dark and rich finish and it’s complemented by contrasting powder-coated brackets and hardware with a black finish. This gives the gazebo a very solid and sturdy look and allows it to withstand all types of weather throughout the seasons. The interior gives a usable space of 9ft x 9 ft where you can add comfortable furniture to create a relaxing lounge area.
The Meridian gazebo forms a square 120’’ x 120’’ footprint for various outdoor furniture combinations. It’s 126’’ high which gives plenty of clearance and even lets you add some sort of hanging lighting. It’s great for outdoor dining areas, lounge spaces or bbq areas, creating a shaded space protected from the elements yet still very open to its surroundings. It’s made entirely of cedar wood with a natural and light finish.
The arches featured by the Brezina gazebo look really beautiful and add a bit more elegance to the design without overcomplicating it. The frame of the gazebo is made of cedarwood and is resistant to rot and decay, being very low maintenance. It has shingles on the roof and a solid and sturdy construction but at the same time it looks slender and graceful. It measures 12′ 2” W x 12′ 2” D x 10′ 5” H overall and it’s great for poolside decks, gardens, backyards and various other open outdoor spaces
If you prefer the more classic type of gazebo, the one that’s more closed off, with railings on all sides except the entrance section, check out this beautiful model. It’s a 12 ft x 12 ft gazebo with an elegant frame made of solid wood and a rich natural finish. It has railings that match the frame and 8 solid posts with half-moon braces at the top for added stability. It’s great for gardens and it can customized with various types of lighting, greenery and so on.
The Westmont gazebo stands out with its slender frame supported by four wooden columns and its solid roof with cross beam support for a sturdy and balanced look. It’s made of pine wood and steel and has an A-frame design and its exact dimensions are 10′ 9 1/2” W x 10′ 9 1/2” D x 10′ 3 1/2” H. It’s weather-resistant and low-maintenance so you can leave it outside all year long and enjoy it regardless of the season.
Closed gazebos are a bit less common but definitely very interesting too. The Brentwood gazebo for example is a multifunctional structure which can be used in a variety of different ways and integrated into all sorts of decors and setups. It has a lightweight but sturdy aluminum frame and tempered glass double French doors as well as sliding windows which create a cozy interior space but also offer the possibility to enjoy the enjoy the outdoors and to let in lots of fresh air, natural light and lovely views.