Gazebos are as beautiful as they are functional. They provide shelter from sun, wind, and rain while adding architectural flair to any outdoor setting. From giant gazebos found in public spaces to small, ornate gazebos found in private gardens, there are a variety of styles and sizes of gazebos available today.
While gazebos can be made from a variety of materials, including plastic and metal, wood is by far the most popular gazebo material. Timber frame gazebos bring a timeless aesthetic while standing up well in all climates.
In this article, we’re going to explore what you should know if you’re considering adding a timber frame gazebo to your outdoor space.
Can You Build a Gazebo on a Deck?
Of course you can build a gazebo on a deck! Gazebos are versatile. When planning where to build your gazebo, take a look at your entire outdoor space. Choose the spot where you believe a gazebo would add to the look and functionality of your yard. For many, this will be the deck as it’s one of the closest spots to the house.
What Materials do You Need to Build a Gazebo?
Building a wooden gazebo takes vision, time, and skill. If you’re handy, you can definitely take on a DIY gazebo project, but first you must know what materials you’re going to need.
Here’s a breakdown of the materials that you’ll need to build a timber frame gazebo.
- Wood decking boards
- Wood deck posts
- Pressure-treated timber
- Wood stain
- Roof shingles
- Nails and screws
- Carriage bolts
Before you go shopping, you should plan your timber frame gazebo design. First, figure out where you want your gazebo and determine the maximum dimensions. Next, peruse the internet to find a gazebo design that you like. Finally, sit down and sketch what you’re wanting. You may choose to enlist the help of a professional if you’re new to this kind of project.
Gazebo-Building Made Easier
Unless you’re a trained professional, you may want to consider hiring a professional to help with some of all of your timber frame gazebo plans. At Hamill Creek, our customized timber frame kits contain as much or as little assistance as you desire. From the design and structural engineering to the materials themselves, our kits can save you time and keep you safe.
You can either use the kit simply for the design and building materials, or you may choose to have our trained professionals come to your home and build the timber frame for you. From there, you can add accents, such as benches and plants to complete the look you’re going for.
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Gazebo?
There’s no single answer to how much it costs to build a gazebo. You’ll need to consider the size and complexity of your structure, whether you want to use high-quality or budget materials, and whether you want to do it on your own or hire help.
The typical private gazebo costs between $3,500 and $6,200, although you may be able to get by with as little as $1,500 for a simple, small gazebo. For a custom-built gazebo, plan on a budget of closer to $5,000-$10,000.
For a customized quote, contact us today. We’ll answer any questions you have so you can plan your dream gazebo.