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    Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    So I was tired of always changing the fabric on the gazebos I would buy at Lowes or Home Depot. I had a quote for a pyramid hip roof design I wanted. It was almost $5K.....Way to high!! So 4 weekends and the right tools and some framing knowledge I made this.....$1300.00 including the Sunbrella fabric. OH and yes I know I have to change the Facia Boards- I cut them a bit short lol........ I just made my own plans and went with it. Some boards are very heavy (like the 3/4" plywood) so I had the boy and the father-in-law helping to lift them
    Painting the inside roof was the hardest part..... The structure is 13' x 13', now I just need some nice furniture to put under it!!!!















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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Wow. Nice work ... I think we are hoping to eventually put something like that together as well.
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    That looks great!

    .....and oh how you will enjoy it in the soon-to-be-here hot southern summer!
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    NICE! I want one right over the top of my entire pool!
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    Thank you all. It really gives you a great feeling doing it yourself. Its amazing how much you can save if you can DIY.
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Great job.. Love the colors!

    DIY saves tons of money!!... I can attest to that too. My Hubby has project after project on his list (most of them his idea) because we can afford it- only because we do the work ourselves. If we'd done like most people, I'd be lucky to even have my pool!
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    Very nice!

    Yes, DIY is best way to get a quality product affordably!

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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Very nice. I had the same frustration, but only chose to sew my own canvas top for the existing wrought iron frame.
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    Where did you get the sunbrella fabric? We are getting ready to DIY an awning for our pool deck, and have had trouble finding fabric sources.
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    Hi Amjohn we ordered the Sunbrella fabric online. In additon we used an exterior type thread- its not cotton so the seems wont rot.
    We got the fabric at http://www.outdoorfabrics.com/ It is #5403.

    The bottom is hemmed with weights that help hold the fabric down in gentle winds.
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    Very nice! The red fabric adds just the right touch of color. Love it!
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Thanks for the reference on the fabric. Did you do your own stitching or order the curtains Pre-made? I am actually doing an awning, so wondering how hard the stuff is to stitch.
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    Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Very nice!!
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    FYI: you can get the fabric on Ebay as well. Sometimes at a considerable savings.
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by amjohn
    Thanks for the reference on the fabric. Did you do your own stitching or order the curtains Pre-made? I am actually doing an awning, so wondering how hard the stuff is to stitch.

    We measured and sewed all the pieces ourselves. The bottom has a hem which contains weights to keep them "down" when there is a light breeeze.

    The wife is very talented with the sewing machine!!! We also used an outdoor stichinginstead of regular cotton thread so it will keep the hems together longer.

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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jhalpinjr View Post
    So I was tired of always changing the fabric on the hardtop gazebos I would buy at Lowes or Home Depot. I had a quote for a pyramid hip roof design I wanted. It was almost $5K.....Way to high!! So 4 weekends and the right tools and some framing knowledge I made this.....$1300.00 including the Sunbrella fabric. OH and yes I know I have to change the Facia Boards- I cut them a bit short lol........ I just made my own plans and went with it. Some boards are very heavy (like the 3/4" plywood) so I had the boy and the father-in-law helping to lift them
    Painting the inside roof was the hardest part..... The structure is 13' x 13', now I just need some nice furniture to put under it!!!!






    hardtop gazebos listed below...









    Just wanted to say I was on the verge of buying a gazebo when I randomly came across this in Google. Ended up doing it myself. Was way easier than expected, and you're right - it feels good doing it yourself.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    What did you use to attach yours posts to the concrete?

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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Welcome to TFP, You can use these type Ozco Building Products - Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) They are very nice
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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Thanks so much

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    Re: Tired of replacing fabric on gazebo-made my own!!!

    Nice. I'm about to build one very similiar. is the structure 13' x 13' without overhang? I want one 12' x 12' with 2' overhang. So i believe i will need 3 sets of creepers per quarter. did you use 2" x 6" for roof? what size are your posts? 6" x 6"?
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