This step by step diy project is about simple 10×16 rectangular 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. I have reinforced the roof of the gazebo so it withstand strong winds and snow. 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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Simple 10×16 Rectangular Gazebo Plans
- A – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 90 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 192″ long, 4 pieces – 120″ long TOP PLATES
- C – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
- D – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 40″ long, 1 piece – 73 1/2″ long BOTTOM RAFTERS
- PART 1: 10×10 Square Gazebo Plans
- PART 2: 10×10 Gazebo Hip Roof Plans
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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. Next, choose the location for the 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.
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).
Use 6×6 lumber for the top rails. Use a circular saw to make 2 3/4″ deep cuts inside the marked areas. Remove the excess with a hammer and smooth the recess with a chisel.
Next, fit the rails to front and back of the outdoor gazebo. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fit the perpendicular plates to the top of the gazebo. Align the edges flush, drill pilot holes and insert 5 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
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.
Fit the braces to the rectangular gazebo frame, as shown in the diagram. Before fitting the braces and inserting the 3 1/2″ screws, make sure the posts are plumb.
Use 2×6 lumber for the ridge beam and to the supports. Center the supports to the beams, drill pocket holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and plumb them vertically. Drill pocket holes at the top of the supports and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the ridge beam into place.
Take a look over PART 2 of the gazebo project, so you learn how to build the hip roof for this rectangular garden gazebo.
This 10×16 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.
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