Building the Perfect Gazebo: A Complete Step-by-step Guide
From floor to ceiling, this is the guide that will take backyard builders step by step through the entire process of constructing an individualized, impressive gazebo. Every picture-filled chapter hones in on a particular aspect, explaining how to choose the style; pick a site; select materials; lay out the gazebo; erect and install floors and posts; make railings; assemble the roof; and much more. Then, in meticulous detail, the manual follows the building of one gazebo from start to finish. Beautiful photographs showcase a variety of styles, while sidebars feature images of innovative details. You’ll even discover how to meet special challenges, such as fancy frieze boards.
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