If you are thinking of building a outdoor Gazebo, you have several considerations to make and some options to choose from. Any builder can collect the simplest unit. A gazebo often makes a lovely addition to surrounding landscapes and gardens. But upon deciding that you want a gazebo in your garden, you have several important considerations to make.
Plans available online allow you to build a 9×11 outdoor Gazebo from scratch, all ranging from simple step-by-step procedures to architectural blueprints to master carpenters. A basic handyman can usually get a set of plans that are cheaper. Planning your garden gazebo correctly makes the difference between a wonderful outdoor experience and a maintenance hungry eyesore.
How to Build an 9×11 Outdoor Gazebo
You will need a set of carpenters to build the gazebo. A hammer and screw gun will help the assembly. A Miter view will help you cut the angle you need accurately. And a shovel or fence post digger, will let you dig the necessary holes for the base footing. There may be additional tools required depending on your plan, modular units require less assembly than from the initial Gazebo plan. These units are available for sale both online and in offline stores. They make self assembly that much easier, all you do is follow the included instructions and put it together.
Commonly used materials for making gazebo include wood in the form of pine, cedar, or redwood. Pine becomes the least expensive, will also rot the fastest. You’ll want to make it the least green or brown, and tarnish it all year long. Cedar is a better option, it offers some resistance to its elements, redwood will last for decades in many cases, but also the most expensive to work on. Sometimes more expensive wood can offset the cost of care in the future, so it can pay for itself. In addition to wood there is a weather-resistant plastic polymer resin that is often present in modular units, and metals. This is much harder to do than simple wood, requires special tools for cutting and more effort in assembly.
The foundation base will require wood or cement, depending on your needs. Cement offers an additional attraction for water resistance, this may be important if you place your outdoor gazebo in a flooded area or near a natural water source.
If you are planning a new garden, then you should consider all these factors simultaneously. The size and shape of the garden affects the placement of the gazebo, your gazebo style affecting the appearance of your landscape. The larger outdoor gazebo tends to require more space and larger plants. Then again, a simple wrought iron trellis with a bench underneath can serve as a decorative ivy entrance. Whatever you consider, it might be wise to make a plan on paper, or a computer to know how it would appear before spending money.