Gazebo Building Plans

A wooden gazebo will not only enhance the look of your garden but it will also create a beautiful relaxation area. From our experience, building a gazebo by yourself is difficult but not impossible. Generally speaking, if you plan everything from the very beginning and choose the right building plans for your needs, you could get the job done without having to hire a professional.

Nevertheless, there are a few aspects that you should pay attention to, as to prevent costly mistakes and to get a professional result. First of all, there are many legal requirements you have to comply with. Therefore, you should read the local building codes before starting the building project, as there are a lot of useful information, such as the depth of the footings or the materials you shave to use.


Gazebo building plans

Square Gazebo Plans FreeAs a personal observation, I can say that a square gazebo building plans requires less time and skills than building a rectangular one. Therefore, if you haven’t done a similar project before and you have a low budge, we strongly recommend you to build a square gazebo. A rectangular gazebo looks more exquisite but it requires a large investment and complex techniques when building the roof.

Lay out the gazebo as a professional, using batter boards and string. In addition, dig 2-3′ holes and secure the posts into concrete. Use a spirit level to plumb the posts, as to get a professional result. Attach the joists into place with metal hangers, as to get rigid joints. Afterwards, attach 2×4 decking slats and secure them to the framing with galvanized screws. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get the job done as a professional.

Building the roof of the gazebo is not difficult, especially if you use the right plans and techniques. Cut all the components at the right size and lock them into place with galvanized screws. Cover the roof with 3/4″ plywood sheets before installing the shingles. Add 1×6 trims to the ends of the rafters, if you want to enhance the look of your woodworking project.

Building railings for your gazebo is not difficult, especially if you want to get the job done as a professional. Secure the cleats between the posts and attach the balusters. Continue the project by attaching the hand rails and by making the exposed edges round.



For step by step rectangular gazebo plans, click HERE.



Building the cold frame

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If you want to grow your own vegetable and supply your family with fresh vegetables, you should follow this articles and the underlying instruction. Work with attention and plan everything to the littlest detail, if you want to get  a professional result. From our experience, any person with basic woodworking skills can get the job done, if the planning is proper.

Installing the top of the cold frame is not difficult, as all you need to do is to re-use an old window. Check if the window fits on top of the frame and secure it into place with metal hinges. Alternatively you could get the job done, by using 2×2 components and poly-cabonate sheets. If there are gaps between the lid and the cold frame, you should adjust this aspect, otherwise the plants won’t have the right temperature to develop.


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Building the cold frame

Building the cold frame

As you can see in the image, you need to start the project by building a simple cold  frame. In order to get the job done, we strongly recommend you to use weather-resistant lumber, such as pine, cedar or redwood. As you can easily notice in the plans, you should cut the both sides of the cold frame at about 30 degrees.

Attach the tongue and groove slats to corner legs. Work with attention and with great care, if you want to get the job done as a professional. Drill pilot holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the corner posts with 1 1/4″ screws. Building a cold frame is really easy, if the right plans and quality materials are used.

Moreover, you should reinforce the garden cold frame plans, if you choose to build a large structure. Use a good circular saw to get the job done and to make the angle cuts. Apply several coats of exterior paint to the cold frame, in order to protect them from decay and rot. In addition, install a vent opener, if you want to automate the ventilation process.