garden structures and vertical accents
Gazebo Kits and Designs - Explore your Options
Build your own gazebo or buy a kit?
Looking into buying, or building your own gazebo from scratch? Good, because there are a lot of options. For the do-it-yourself handy craft type person, building your own gazebo with a little help from a practically free plan, (very cheap) can get you going. Most gazebo plans include drawings, material list, elevation, building instructions and advice. (see below)
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Another choice is to bite the bullet and buy a gazebo kit. Sure they're expensive around $2,000 and up. But a good garden structure will cost you! Kits typically come with either pre-cut or panelized pieces. If you are a couch potato at heart, go for the panelized kits. They cost a little more, but you'll get your gazebo up faster.
Kit designs - Amish country and spa gazebos
Keep in mind that there are many gazebo styles and kits to choose from. Three popular choices include: Amish country gazebos, Traditional and Victorian. Octagonal and Hexagon shaped gazebos come in sizes 8', 10,' 12,' and 14.'
Spa gazebos are also very popular. If you are looking to enlcose your spa, look for a square shaped gazebo. And finally: materials. Do yourself a visual favor and buy wood. Cedar is a desirable choice and will hold up well against the weather. Other choices include: metal like aluminum and steel, bent willow and vinyl.