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Gazebo Project Underway (Update with pics)

Structure will be complete today, concrete will come later this week. I did have one screw up that I am not happy about. I didnt visualize correctly how large a 6x6 cedar post really is. The posts are 8 feet on centers instead of 10 feet as I had planned. If I were to put them at 10 feet I would lose the overhang which I wanted. I set myself a budget so I was not able to make the gazebo larger. Anyway, the egg table will still fit between the posts when it is fully extended so no big deal. The concrete slab will be 10x10 with sidewalks leading from the existing patio and out the gate. Will probably landscape between the house and the gazebo where the grass is left.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,894
    What's  wrong, they were all out of heavy lumber =)) Please keep the pic's coming on the project. Looks good.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,202 cedar. Get you about 3 coats of good sealer or semi-transparent stain on it and it'll look new forever
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 17,988
    Nice.  You could also put in some of those roll up/down bamboo screens on the west and south side to protect you from the sun.  We have some on our front porch.
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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448

    LOL, I told the guy I didnt want it blowing down in the wind we get around here, guess he took it serious. The cedar smells great. I will post pics of the finished product tomorrow. Hope they can get the concrete down friday. Staining it is in the planning as well.

    Nola, I have a screen like you described on my existing patio (because it faces west). Its not bamboo but it cuts out about 60% if that western sun in the evening. I have a magnolia tree on the west side of this thing that I am hoping will block enough of the sun. We'll see.

    Thanks for all the comments.

  • solasola Posts: 118
    Very nice. If you're like me you'll be out there all the time. Hell, the kids do there homework at my outdoor kitchen. Staining the concrete is very easy. I did mine myself & I'm no Bob Villa for sure.
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,168

    Looks great. I am in the early stages of planning a flagstone patio and walkway. I want to put a pergola up that will be over my egg(s) and egg table. Currently, my egg is on my screened in porch. Hoping to get it off of there sooner than later. My laundry room (that also has my beer fridge) smells like a steak house--- my wife wonders how I can spend so much time in there---- from all of the smoke.

    Trying to draw up some plans but not sure how to do that. Any good free computer programs?

    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,168
    Sorry Plano--- not meaning to hijack your thread... I am sure the moderators will kick me out for that shortly anyway...
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,578
    You can tell that I'm not building that as there ain't no beer cans on the ground around it.  L-)

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

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  • bud812 said:
    You can tell that I'm not building that as there ain't no beer cans on the ground around it.  L-)

    I was thinking the same thing.

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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    The beer cans are in the recycle bin and the whiskey is in the freezer <:-P
  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 968
    Looking good! I know how Eggcited you must be.
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    Looks great so far! I will be keeping tabs on this for sure.. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    Keep these pictures coming.  I want to do something similar and I need inspiration.
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  • shuckershucker Posts: 400
    at least you'll have a safe place of refuge during a hurricane!  Very nice project, cant wait to see the final product.

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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Thanks everyone, I'm about to post pics of the finished gazebo.
  • looking great... cant wait to see completed pictures
    Large, small and mini SW Austin
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,168
    Plano_JJ said:

    Thanks everyone, I'm about to post pics of the finished gazebo.

    We all sat up all night long waiting on the pic... Well?! Lets see it.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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