You have too much free space in your backyard and you have no idea what you want to do with it? Why not use a pavilion? This is suitable for all seasons and could be used for different purposes – to gather with family or friends to celebrate, eat together or just to rest in peace during the holidays. In a garden gazebo, you can also set up an outdoor kitchen and in this way you have a practical alternative to the summer heat – instead of cooking inside, you can prepare specialties for the favorite people in the fresh air. How nice! In addition, you bring an exotic flair in your own outdoor area and transform it into real Japanese garden ! If you are interested, you can go deeper and read our guide on how to build a pavilion yourself. Treat yourself to a piece of comfort!
Building a pavilion yourself is convenient and cheap
If you want to build a pavilion yourself, there are varied possibilities and variants in front of you. The designs are numerous and if you feel like working for yourself you would save a lot of money. Let your creativity run wild and get started with our step by step guide!
What materials do you need?
Timbers that are 4x180cm long as posts that are 15×15
– Woods as border, which are 4x300cm long, 30cm high and 5cm thickness
Holders as support strips that are 4x270cm long, 10cm high and 5cm thick
-12 woods to the rafter, which are 20cm high and 5cm thick. How long the wood should be depends on the height of the roof.
Screws, bolts and metal brackets to join the components together
(These measurements are just patterns-there are many variations on how to make a pavilion)
Building instructions for the pavilion
Before you set up the pavilion, you first have to create a foundation. It depends on the ground, which foundation is the appropriate solution. It is very important that you create a safe and stable foundation, so that the pavilion later stands stable and endures longer. For this purpose, you should work carefully and attentively. If you have any doubts, it is recommended that you consult with a specialist.
The second step is to make sure you position the four posts correctly. These should be set up so that there is a distance of 3cm between the outer edges. After setting up the posts, the posts should be punctually aligned so that they are straight.
Then you have to surround the posts with the 30cm high wood and connect them together. In this way, the woods close with the posts and must be fastened on each side with two bolts. Thereafter, the 10cm high support strips should be installed on the inside. These support strips run between the posts and close with the border. These strips are used because they serve as an extra support surface for the rafters.
Now the roof construction is tuned. For this purpose, you should miter the boards on both sides. In this way, they would rest on the frame of the pavilion and also meet at the top in the middle of the roof. From the top of the roof depends on the punctual length and the angle of the wood. By and large, eight timbers are being built in two lengths for the construction. You then have to lay four woods on the posts in the corners and run to the middle of the roof, then run four woods from the frame to the middle of the roof. The other eight remaining woods are only half as long and meet in the middle on four of the long timbers.
Then the woods are screwed together and extra insured with the help of a metal bracket.
So the primer of the pavilion is done with it. Now the fine tuning follows. It can be created and projected according to your own wishes and tastes.
Inspiring garden design ideas with homemade gazebo
Garden gazebos can be designed in any kind, shape and size. The decision is completely up to you.