At Dunster House we usefully provide DIY products for our customers to install themselves, with easy-to-follow pictorial instructions. A wooden gazebo is a nice and easy garden product to build.
We advise that on average it should not take 2 people more than a couple of days to erect a wooden gazebo, provided that they have a relatively good knowledge of DIY and depending on the weather.
Where should I put my gazebo in my garden?
A gazebo can usefully be positioned almost anywhere in a back garden. If you want to make a cosy seating area or discreet hot tub zone you may choose to tuck it into a corner, allowing space between it and the boundary of your garden. Or you might wish for it to be more of a central feature, such as over a dining table, in which case it can equally look great in the middle of a garden.
How to fix a gazebo to paving slabs?
If you have any concerns about how to fix your gazebo to the flat and level surface you are installing it onto, you can use the L-Brackets included in your fixing pack (for Chunky Gazebos only) to attach these to the feet of the upright posts, as shown in the picture below. We would not advise burying the timber into the ground, but you can still make it nice and secure.
How to fix a gazebo to decking?
You can also choose to install your gazebo onto a decked area, provided that it is level. It can either stand freely or be attached with L-Brackets using the same method as above. This is a popular choice, particularly if you have a hot tub, and can make a lovely decked seating area.
How do you waterproof a gazebo?
To ensure that your wooden gazebo is fully protected from the elements, we recommend applying a clear water repellent to the timber. The wood is pressure treated, however, which means that it is more resistant to absorbing moisture and therefore to rot. So if you do want to apply water repellent you do not need to do so as often.
What should I put under my gazebo?
Gazebos are a really versatile garden structure, and very popular amongst entertainers as they can house garden bars, hot tubs, dining areas and lounge areas. Alternatively, you might want to opt for a pergola as a stunning centerpiece for your garden, with plants climbing up it and pretty flowerbeds at its feet. What would your garden structure say about you?