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New Question; Anyone have a pic of a modern gazebo?
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:18 am
The Tiny House Blog may have some ideas.
I use 'google image' for work.
If you plug in gazebo you will get pages of the hexagon/octagon thing.
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.
Posted: 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
Posted: 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:
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:00 am
I did a goggle image search for 'cabana' and that one came up.
Probably a better term to use when looking.
Nice house in the trees!
Posted: 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.
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:00 pm
Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:24 pm
Not really a Gazebo-
Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:49 am
but one of my best buildings.
Posted: 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!
Posted: 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.
Greenspan Pool Cabana
Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:36 pm
Greenspan Pool Cabana
Photo by Bob Greenspan Photography