How to Build a Summer Gazebo on the Deck

We are having some fun in the sun today!

navy blue gazebo top

Well sort of. 

Ok not really fun but when it's finished it will be fun. 

Today is the day that we finally decided to put up the gazebo that was delivered about 2 months ago. 

It's been sitting in the garage ever since. 

The weather here has been very cool and rainy but today, the day the weather turned to 85 degrees, is the day we decided to put up the gazebo. 

The box was filled with no less than 100 parts not including the bags of assorted screws, nuts, and caps in various sizes. 

And here were the directions... holes and all. 

gazebo directions

Got that? 

Neither did we. 

We dumped out all the parts and got to work. 

Honestly this gazebo was pretty inexpensive so I guess the work involved was par for the course. 

The biggest problem was that it was a little difficult to tell which pieces were which once they were all laid out.  

It would have helped if some of the pieces and screws were labeled. 

gazebo metal rods

My husband and I plugged along on the first day of summer heat with little idea of what we were doing. 

To our surprise, the thing was actually coming together. 

At one point we resorted to oven mitts to hold the metal pieces while we worked on them, the sun made them blazing hot!

gazebo assembly with hot mitts

We took it step by step and 4 hours later we could see the gazebo start to take shape. 

Man on ladder gazebo assembly

Woman on ladder putting together gazebo top

I followed the directions and assembled the pieces while Jim tightened the screws... every last one of them. 

We made a good team. Except that the first photo he took of me was from the back... that was not being a good team member.🙄

Before long it actually looked like the last stick picture in the directions. 

metal gazebo for the deck

We were finally finished when we crowned it with the beautiful navy blue top which finally blocked out the sun. 

All in all the gazebo is good quality for the price and looks fantastic! 

navy blue gazebo cover

gazebo in corner of deck

It was ready for the furniture and we were more than ready for a nice cold drink!

view of gazebo on the deck outside back door
gazebo top and navy blue deck furniture

Now go see the DIY curtains I made to block 
the late afternoon sun and the 
DIY light that hangs in the center!
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .