How to Build Your Own Screened Gazebo

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A gazebo is an outdoor structure that is hexagonal or octagonal in shape and has open or screened sides. Gazebos are usually constructed out of wood with a fixed floor and a roof. They are a long-standing feature in public parks and are used for outdoor weddings. Homeowners build small gazebos in their yards as decoration and provide a place to sit and enjoy the outdoors. Installing screens on the gazebo can protect you from insects while you sit inside.

Things You'll Need

  • Gazebo kit
  • Shovel
  • Concrete
  • Screwdriver
  • Purchase a gazebo kit form an online retailer or brick-and-mortar retail store. The kit includes fasteners and bolts needed to assemble the gazebo and have the largest pieces, like the roof and floor panels, preassembled.

  • Build a foundation for the gazebo. You can construct piers for the gazebo by digging holes in the ground and filling them with concrete or by building a concrete slab for the gazebo to sit upon.

  • Place the floor panels on the ground face-down. Assemble the floor and connect the different panels with the provided hardware.

  • Flip the floor over and move it onto the foundation.

  • Slide the roof support beams into place in the floor but do not fasten them to the floor.

  • Slide a wall panel into place between two of the roof supports and screw it into place. Repeat this until all of the wall panels have been installed.

  • Screw the roof support beams to the gazebo floor.

  • Place the roof trusses into position on top of the support beams and connect them where they meet in the center and connect to the roof support beams.

  • Place the roof panels onto the trusses and attach them with screws.

  • Screw the screens to the gazebo walls.

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