Topic: Outdoor Structures

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Posted by: Judy Walker (Master Admin)

An easy-to-build hip roof makes this backyard gazebo a project any DIYer can build

Home Carpentry, DIY Landscaping & Garden - Gazebo Plans

Gazebo Plans
An easy-to-build hip roof makes this backyard gazebo a project any DIYer can build.

POSTED BY: Jenny Stanley

Decks and patios are most often attached to a house, which makes sense in terms of convenience. But if you've got some open space in your backyard, then consider building a freestanding shelter, such as a gazebo. Building a gazebo will add a new structural element to your landscape, providing a great destination to gather. This simple four-sided gazebo would is a great backyard project that even a beginning carpenter can tackle.

Figuring out precise angles and cuts for a hip roof can be a daunting task that might deter some DIYers from attempting to build an outdoor structure. We used a site called www.blocklayer.comto calculate the dimensions of the roof framing for this gazebo project; all you have to do is follow the plans and round up a few extra hands, and you’ll be sipping iced tea in the shade in no time. (Before you start the project, however, be sure to check with your local building authority regarding applicable permits and codes.)


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