If you love spending time outdoors, then you know how important it is to have a comfortable and beautiful place to relax. A gazebo is the perfect solution! Gazebos provide shade and protection from the elements, while still allowing you to enjoy your surroundings. Plus, they can be a great addition to any backyard or garden. Today, we’re going to show you how to design a stunning gazebo for outdoor sitting. Keep reading for our top tips!
Gather Required Material
The materials needed for building a gazebo are the following: lumber, screws, nails and a hammer, saws (circular saw and jig saw), pliers, screwdrivers and power drill with bits (1/4″ and 3/8″). You will also need sandpaper and paint if you want to give your gazebo a different color than the one it came with when purchased.
You should also decide whether you want solid walls or lattice walls; both types of walls have their own advantages so it all depends on what kind of look you would like your gazebo to have. Don’t forget to consult a gazebo Perth installer before staring the project. As thye might share some very valuable tips and ideas.
Prep The Area
First of all make sure that the area where you want to build the gazebo is level because otherwise it will not stand straight once finished being built; use spirit levels for this purpose if necessary.
Then mark out the area where it will be located by using chalk lines on the ground; these lines will show where to put up the posts which hold up the frame of your gazebo later on. Make sure that each line is exactly parallel with another one so that everything fits together perfectly later on when assembling pieces of wood together into frames.
Now it is time to dig the holes for the posts that will hold up the frame of your gazebo. Make sure that the holes are at least 12 inches deep and wide enough so that they can fit inside your posts without any problem. Use a shovel or hoe to dig out all holes.
Place your posts into the holes and make sure that they are level with each other; you can use spirit levels for this purpose if necessary. If they are not level then try to adjust them by using a hammer and some nails; hammer nails into places where you want to move a post in order to make it level with another one.
Prep The Wood
Use a circular saw to cut pieces of lumber for making frames; you should make two frames for each side of your gazebo because two sides make up one side of your gazebo. Each frame should be 3 feet long and 2 feet wide (or whatever size you decided on when marking out lines on ground).
Cut pieces of lumber from 1×4, 2×4 or 2×6 depending on how big you want your gazebo to be; remember that bigger frames mean bigger gazebos, so if you don’t have much space in your backyard then consider building smaller ones.
You should also cut pieces from 1/2″ plywood which will be used as flooring inside your gazebo later on. Plywood sheets should be at least 4 feet long and 3 feet wide if you decide to use 4×8 sheets or smaller if you decide to use smaller sheets.
Now it is time to assemble frames together into complete frames. Use screws and a screwdriver or power drill with bits to connect frames together. Make sure that all corners are 90 degrees as this will make your gazebo look better in the end.
Now it is time to put up the frames on top of posts which were dug out earlier on. Use screws and a screwdriver or power drill with bits to attach frames onto posts; make sure that all corners are 90 degrees so that they fit perfectly onto posts.
You can also use clamps if necessary in order to hold frames onto posts while connecting them with screws. After attaching frames onto posts paint them using spray cans, brushes or rollers; this way they will look nicer than just plain wood after being painted.
Add Flooring And Plants
Now it is time to add flooring inside your gazebo. If you decided to use plywood sheets then cut pieces from 1/2″ plywood which will be used as flooring inside your gazebo later on. Plywood sheets should be at least 4 feet long and 3 feet wide if you decide to use 4×8 sheets or smaller if you decide to use smaller sheets. Now place these pieces of plywood into your gazebo; make sure that all corners are 90 degrees so that they fit perfectly into place.