Simple 10×10 Gazebo – DIY Step by Step Plans

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This step by step diy project is about simple 10×10 square gazebo plans. This is a simple gazebo with a hip roof that you can build in one weekend, if you follow my instructions. This square gazebo features a concrete floor, 6×6 posts and a hip roof with a generous slope. Make sure you read the local codes so you can comply with the legal requirements. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.

 

 

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Square Gazebo Plans

Building a 10x10 square gazebo with a hip rof

Building a 10×10 square gazebo with a hip roof

 

  • A – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 96″ long POSTS
  • B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 117″ long, 2 pieces – 120″ long TOP PLATES
  • C – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
  • D – 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 169 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 84″ long BOTTOM RAFTERS

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It’s that simple to build a gazebo – Video!

 

 

 

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Posts for gazbeo

Posts for gazbeo

 

Making the notches to the top of the posts

Making the notches to the top of the posts

The first step of the simple gazebo project is to build the posts. As you can see in the diagram, you need to use 6×6 lumber for the posts. Use a circular saw to make notches to the top of the posts. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a hammer and a chisel.

Laying out the posts for the gazebo

Laying out the posts for the gazebo

Next, choose the location for the square garden gazebo and to lay out the location of the posts. Make sure the surface is perfectly level and it complies with the local building codes. You can attach the posts to an already existing concrete slab, or you can secure the posts to the ground. Use batter boards and string to lay out the location of the posts. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to the corners and make adjustments until the diagonals are perfectly equal.

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

You can set the posts in concrete or you can pour 3′ deep footings and use posts anchors. Considering this is a light outdoor project, you can set the posts to anchors. That is why, these plans are designed having that assumption in mind (concrete anchors).

Fitting the top rails to the gazebo

Fitting the top rails to the gazebo

Next, use 2×6 lumber for the top rails. Cut the beams as shown in the diagram. Fit the beams to the top of the posts and make sure the corners are right angled. Drill pilot holes through the beams and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.

Building the braces for the gazebo

Building the braces for the gazebo

Use 2×6 lumber for the braces. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces and then smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting the braces to the 10x10 square gazebo

Fitting the braces to the 10×10 square gazebo

Fit the braces to the square gazebo frame, as shown in the diagram. Before fitting the braces and inserting the 3 1/2″ screws, make sure the posts are plumb.

Building the bottom rafters

Building the bottom rafters

Use 2×6 lumber for the bottom rafters. Use a miter saw to make 65 degree cuts to the components, as shown in the diagram.

Assembling the bottom rafters - 10x10 hip gazebo

Assembling the bottom rafters – 10×10 hip gazebo

Fit the bottom rafters to the top of the posts, as shown in the diagram. Center the rafters, drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly. The angle between the rafters should be 90 degrees.

10x10 Gazebo Plans

10×10 Gazebo Plans

Take a look over PART 2 of the gazebo project, so you learn how to build the hip roof.

Simple 10x10 square gazebo plans

Simple 10×10 square gazebo plans

This 10×10 gazebo is build on a frame that is made from 6x6s. You can easily add railings to the gazebo, if you want to build a cute serving area. You can tackle this project in one weekend and save hundreds of the dollars. Please take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, because I have over 1500 free designs.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 10×10 gazebo plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.

 

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