The word gazebo was coined in the 18th century to describe an outdoor shelter, usually found in garden settings. Today, gazebos are used anywhere, becoming useful extensions of the home. A gazebo provides the perfect place for dinner parties and weddings. They can function as a protected outdoor playroom for children or an area for adult socializing; even function as a retreat for quiet outdoor relaxation and enjoyment.
Gazebo packages are designed to be fun and easy to complete, with the non-carpenter in mind. When you purchase a gazebo, you receive a complete, ready to assemble package. This means the floor; sidewalls and the roof are included. All the necessary hardware is also included.
A gazebo package should take two people approximately two or three days to assemble. If you own two basic tools–a drill and a hammer–you could get started assembling a gazebo today. All components and pieces of the gazebo are precision cut. No time consuming measuring or cutting is necessary on your part. Step-by-step instructions and a video make assembly easy! You don’t even have to be a professional carpenter to construct the package, although limited carpentry skills are recommended.
Alternately you can “stick-build” a gazebo. This approach requires carpentry knowledge and building experience. It is best to start by obtaining the building plan of a design you like. Most good plans will include lumber sizes and cut list with helpful information for angles and compound cuts.