12 DIY Gazebo Designs And Ideas

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Do you have a backyard that is kind of bare or looks a bit boring? Maybe you have a deck or patio that needs to be updated. A terrific option is to build a gazebo. The gazebo designs and ideas that are available may vary in complexity based on size, materials, and your budget.

Many – but not all – DIY gazebo designs you can use are going to be rather traditional. However, you can try something different such as converting a old grain bin on your homestead.

We have put together a list of gazebo designs and ideas you that can use for your next DIY project to create some shade and relaxing place for family and friends.

1. Square Gazebo Design


photo by theownerbuildernetwork.co

Materials – various pieces of lumber, screws and nails, shingles
Cost – average
Difficulty – medium to difficult

2. Octagon Gazebo


photo by howtospecialist.com

Materials – wood boards, plywood, screws, shingles, concrete
Cost – average
Difficulty – medium to difficult

3. Backyard Sanctuary


photo by motherearthnews.com

Materials – 6×6 wood boards, screws, nails, shingles, concrete
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

4. Detailed Gazebo Plans


photo by theclassicarchives.com

Materials – wood boards, 4×4 posts. nails, screws, shingles, concrete
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

5. Simple Octagon Gazebo


photo by buildeazy.com

Materials – concrete, treated lumber, screws, nails, roofing material
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

6. Redwood Gazebo


photo by calredwood.org

Materials – wood boards, concrete, screws, nails, lattice
Cost -average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

7. Small Backyard Retreat


photo by home.melco.com.au

Materials – wood boards, 4×4 posts, post supports, nails, screws
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty –  medium to difficult

8. Large Backyard Gazebo


photo by extremehowto.com

Materials – cedar wood boards, nails, screws,
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

9. Sloped Roof Gazebo


photo by greatsouthernwood.com

Materials –
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

10. Rectangle Gazebo


photo by myoutdoorplans.com

Materials – wood boards, 4×4 posts, deck screws, nails, carriage bolts
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

11. Impressive Gazebo


photo by project.theownerbuildernetwork.co

Materials – wood boards, plywood, metal bars, concrete, screws or carriage bolts
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

12. Grain Bin Conversion


photo by livingthecountrylife.com

Materials – metal grain bin, wood boards, 4×4 posts, concrete, screws
Cost – average to expensive
Difficulty – medium to difficult

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