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New Question; Anyone have a pic of a modern gazebo?

Postby Ricola » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:21 pm

We have been working on our lake lot in preperation of the construction of our version of a Butterfly. We won't start construction for a couple year. We have two kids in college and a big victorian to detail and sell first.

So, I thought it would be fun to build a gazebo or screen house out building in a cove in the woods next to the creek. It would be a place in the shade get out of the heat.

Anyone have any pictures of a small out building that would fit the butterfly theme?

Were so over the typical octegon or ornate gazebo.
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Postby Joe » Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:50 pm

I'd go as simple as possible. form following function. you don't necessarily need a butterfly theme, rather match the roof pitch with a simple shed roof.

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Postby rockland » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:18 am

The Tiny House Blog may have some ideas.
http://tinyhouseblog.com/

I use 'google image' for work.
http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi&q

If you plug in gazebo you will get pages of the hexagon/octagon thing.
Try 'lean-to'.
Usually a shed roof with three sides, open front.
In the upstate mountains of NY, a lean-to does not need any special
permits to build. They need one side open. Friends use Ikea mosquito
nets for the 4th wall.
I plugged in 'shed roof'. Can be confusing because they post images of
'sheds' with a 'roof'.
This guy is designing his house with popsicle stix! brilliant.
Typical shed roof would certainly work with a butterfly roof design.

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Postby jesgord » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:25 am

Although, not really a Gazebo, there are some companies out there making nice pre fab sheds/storage buildings. These could serve as inspiration.

Here are a few of them

http://www.modern-shed.com/
http://www.moderncabana.com/MC_main.html
http://www.kithaus.com/




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Postby jakabedy » Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:57 am

This one is more for the under-10 set, but I had to post it. It is a friend's summer project for his girls, in the backyard of their old Victorian:

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Postby rockland » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:00 am

I did a goggle image search for 'cabana' and that one came up.
(jesgord's post)
Probably a better term to use when looking.

Nice house in the trees!

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Postby Ricola » Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:48 am

Thanks all! Nice posts! I like the shed roof idea. I like the green house glass or the corregated panels for the roof. Maybe more overhang. I have a couple ideas now. I'll post pics when I get something built.
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Postby scowsa » Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:00 pm

I like the green house glass or the corregated panels for the roof.


If you plan to place it in non-shaded area I would consider a bronze/tinted product, such as Polygal

http://www.regalpiedmontplastics.com/linksframe.asp?XLINK=http://www.polygal.com
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Postby Ricola » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:24 pm

The building will be in a wooded area and shaded some of the time. As long as I don't build it on a perminent foundation I don't need to get a permit.
I really like the Polygal green color! Wow! I'm going to see if I can locate a supplier local to me. (MN) This could be cost prohibitive for this summer. We spent lots of fun money on the lot since this spring and were having rip rap placed on the waterfront in a couple weeks.
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Postby JGropp » Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:49 am


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Postby tomb » Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:00 pm

Ricola, if you have Menards in your area, you should be able to get the corrugated panels (cheap, too!)
Were building a fence utilizing them!

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Postby Ricola » Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:21 pm

Nice building. I like the glass.

Yes we have a 3 Menards and a Home Depot within 10 miles.

Here's my idea. Treated wood frame on post blocks with treated or composite deck. Something like 10' X 10' in size should do.

A framework built from 1" square tubing. Three corner posts constructed of several pieces of tubing. The post would be bolted to the deck frame.

The roof would have 18" overhangs with a tubing back bone running from the center corner post diagonally and jutting up slightly ending over the missing 4 post. A finished frame would run back from the spine to the tie the other two posts into a square. Cover the top with Polygal or low buck corregated panels for a cool modern look. A couple mosquito net from Ikea to close it in. I would try to draw it but I suck at that. I can build anything. I see it in my head, but I can't put it on paper.

Reverse butterfly.
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