Easy gazebo plans

Easy gazebo plans

Easy Gazebo Plans.  Gazebos are great for the backyard, especially during the spring, summer and fall seasons.  You can host parties, graduation, weddings or outdoor cookouts for the family.

So… how can someone build a Gazebo without spending a ton of money?

Easy gazebo plans
A colorful landscape with flowers a bright sky and gazebo

You can find plenty of gazebo plans available for free in public libraries and online. There are also blueprints available for fees ranging from $8 to $200.

The more expensive gazebo plans are architectural blueprints, which are much more specific and best suited to the experienced contractor and costs big bucks.

However, a good home improvement person can make good use of the less expensive options available.

How to build a Gazebo Cheap

Easy gazebo plans are available from the Build Eazy website. There you will find link plans for an octagonal Gazebo Plans of varying sizes and styles to suit most tastes and uses.

Their plans are free. However, it is important to note that you should only click on pages one through page nine plans.  See image below.  Be careful not to click on the advertising links on each page as they will take you someplace else.

Easy gazebo plans

Once you get there you can see there are nine steps or plans to build a Gazebo.  Each page will give you exactly what is needed to build your Gazebo.

What to think about before building a Gazebo.

There are several things to think about before starting to build a gazebo. You will need some basic carpentry tools such as a level and a screw gun. You will also need a compound miter saw or sliding compound miter saw.

These machines afford the angular cutting abilities you will need when fashioning the various sections of the gazebo. The sliding version is best for larger pieces of wood.

You can either bolt the gazebo to a concrete slab or pre-existing wood floor, or you can create the gazebo with a built-in floor. In the latter case, you will need to pour one concrete pier for each post.

Be sure to contact your local building department to find out how deep the concrete piers should be, and whether there are any underground cables you should try to avoid.

Call 811 before digging outdoors.  Calling 811 automatically routes you directly to the one call center in your area within the United States.  Here is a link for further information.  Call 811.

What type of wood to use

Three kinds of woods that are commonly used to build outdoor structures:

  1. Pine
  2. Cedar
  3. Redwood

Pine is the softest and easiest to work with, but it decomposes really fast. Cedar and Redwood are harder and more expensive, but age well.

Alternatively, you can build a metal or vinyl gazebo. But unless you have all the heavy machinery for fabricating the parts, you’ll need to buy a gazebo kit.

These come in sections for you to assemble using the included hardware.

A level and a screw gun are usually all that is needed. You might need help from a friend or relative, especially for the roof sections.

There are lots of options when it comes to building your own gazebo, and you don’t have to be a carpenter star to get really good results.

Below are some Gazebo examples

A nice looking Octagon gazebo with great trees and plants surrounding the gazebo.

Easy gazebo plans

Here is a nice looking white Gazebo that can easily be built by the Do it Yourself person.

Easy gazebo plans

When you are done you and your family will be able to enjoy the nice ambiance a gazebo will make in your own backyard.


If building a gazebo from scratch is a little too expensive for you try the DIY network as they show you step by step on building a Gazebo from scratch.

You could also purchase Easy Gazebo plans over at amazon

Easy Gazebo Plans

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