tips for building 12X12 gazebo

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  1. Mar 29, 2007 #1

    sircrazyhorse

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    I’m a feather weight at construction. I built i deck and now have started on a 12X12 gazebo. Looking for any tips on building a Gazebo. I'm building a 12X12 octagon gazebo with a 12:12 pitch roof with a 36" raised deck.


    >Need some with my rafter layout I found some plans online but they all have collar ties that cut across the middle of the roof ( looks ugly to me). one of the plans i looked at could be found at

    http://www.diyonline.com/servlet/GIB_Base/diylib_article.html?session.docid=301

    looking for something with a clean look. Decided to go with 12:12 pitch because it has the same pitch as my house (thought that it would look good)

    >I can only Work on my gazebo on the weekend a little after work. any suggestions on how i can work on gazebo over a period of time without it warping or it getting out of square?

    Any help greatly needed


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  2. Apr 1, 2007 #2

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    With a 12/12 pitch you won't need collar ties.
    Since you are only working on it on week ends i would make sure everything is always braced up securely and keep your lumber stacked and covered if possible.
    How are you securing the base?
     
  3. Apr 2, 2007 #3

    sircrazyhorse

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    I plan on securing the base to 4X4X14 post using 2 lags screws per post. the post will be concreted 2 feet in the ground. i attached a copy of the rafter layout tell me what you think.


    Thanks

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  4. Apr 2, 2007 #4

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    glennjanie

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    Hello SirCrazyHorse:
    Check Square-Eye's gallery; he built a beautiful gazebo last summer and he gives some good hints with it.
    Glenn
     
  6. Apr 4, 2007 #6

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    thanks Glen
     

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