Cedar Gazebo Kits - What Does a Cedar Gazebo Kit Include?
considering the cost of having a gazebo installed,
it is wise to look into a cedar gazebo kit for the
do-it-yourselfer . With only minimal skills, a
gazebo kit will save you the cost of paying someone
to build you one from scratch.
people do not realize that they are shipped to you
in pre-built in sections when ordered as a kit. The
sections have pre-drilled holes so that all you have
to do is bolt them together. This makes it an easy
assembly for someone with little to no wood-working
There are two different shapes of gazebos that can
be ordered in a gazebo kit. Octagon gazebos will
have eight sides, and hexagon gazebos will have six
sides. They both are installed in the same manner
with the only difference being the amount of panels
and sections that will be included in your kit.
floors will come in two sections that easily bolt
together when ordered in a kit. They are normally
made with a 2x6 inch frame and have 1x6 inch boards
for the flooring.
sides will come as panels that will easily bolt to
the 4x4 or 6x6 posts, depending on the gazebo kit
you order. The sides will either be made from a
straight lattice, cross-grid lattice, spindles, or
chamfer for the more rustic look. You can decide
what kind of sides you would like to have before
ordering your gazebo kit.
roof also comes in sections that are pre-shingled.
All you have to do is bolt them together and install
a roof cap over the seams. The cupola, located on
the top of the roof usually comes in one piece when
ordered with a gazebo kit, and is easily attached to
the roof after the sections have been assembled.
Gazebo kits may be bolted down to concrete or wood
if you are worried about high winds in your area.
Many people just sit them in their yard on a level
spot and never bolt them down. The weight of the
gazebo will be enough to keep it in place in most
a few hand tools and a little help, installing a
cedar gazebo kit in your yard should be a weekend
project. This might be a good time to invite the
guys over for a working barbecue, and let them show
off their handyman skills.