Designing a Gazebo Base

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Design the base of your gazebo, learn about the structural layout and make sure it gets the support it needs in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Charlie Folkman

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Hi! Welcome back to Expert Village. My name is Charlies Folkman and today we are going to continue building our gazebo. Now the next step in designing our gazebo is the structural layout of the beams. This is the underside of our bottom platform. Now what we are going to want to do is we are going to want to put our 2 x 4's on a 2 foot layout so we will just go ahead and start over here in the left hand corner. We will have a 2 x 4 right here, come over 2 feet and we will have one right there, come over 2 more feet and we'll have one right there, 2 more feet and we'll have one there. One thing I did forget to mention is this orange line does represent the 2 x 4 that is connected in this piece and this piece together. Now for structural purposes, we are going to go ahead and add a center beam in here. Find the center; we will have one here, here, here and here. Now this should give us plenty of structural support but for cosmetic purposes what we are going to want to do is go ahead and add in 2 x 4's throughout the whole perimeter. So we will go ahead and have one here, one up here and notice that this is left back just a little bit for the space of that 2 x 4. One here, here, here and here. It does seem excessive for such a small area but you want this to last and you don't want this to bow down in the middle so this will make sure it has the support and structure that it needs.