Check out this budget friendly garden transformation

Victoria Mackintosh couldn’t justify paying £200-£300 for a “flimsy” aluminium framed gazebo. Instead she invested a total cost of £360 and just over a weeks worth of time to build one from scratch.

Victoria even provided a step by step guide so other members of our Facebook group could DIY their very own gazebo.

List of tools needed:
  • Handsaw
  • Drill
  • Plumb line
  • Chisel
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Spanner
  • Sprit level


Step 1: Position and set posts .
Step 2: Notch the tops for the front and side roof rails to fit into the posts.
Step 3: Fit roof rails round the front and sides which are drilled and nut and bolt fitted through the rails and sleeper and then add supports as in the triangle bits.
Step 4: Cut and fit inner roof rails.
Step 5: Make frames for front and sides and fasten onto posts.
Step 6: Lay the sides and back.
Step 7: Cut and fit the side and back shelfs
Step 8: Stain and paint it.
Then cover the roof but this is optional.