Wooden gazebos: the best design ideas

A gazebo is an important design element, and in some cases it becomes simply necessary. Wood has the magical power of nature, warmth and comfort, which is why wooden gazebos are the most popular for all strata of modern society..

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The purpose of the gazebo

Arbor arbor strife! All gazebos can be divided into 5 main categories for their intended purpose, however, it can be noted that the purpose of the gazebo, due to certain circumstances, may change, which should be taken into account when choosing them:

  • gazebos for privacy. There may be a personal option, that is, solitude for reading a book or doing some other thing. Such a gazebo can also become a place for intimate meetings away from eyes;

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  • gazebo as a shelter. No, no, here we are not talking about bombing – here we mean pouring rain and scorching sun;
  • observation gazebo. Nowadays, a very popular view exactly where there is something to see. Of course, such a gazebo would be out of place in the country, where there are vegetable gardens sown with potatoes and cabbage around, but somewhere in a country house with a view of the mountains or a pond there will be just that! Such gazebos are even called gazebo or belvederes;

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  • gazebos for the company. This is exactly what our person thinks about in the first place when the question is about the gazebo. As a rule, such a gazebo should be of solid size (if the owner has a lot of friends). Mandatory elements here will be a table and benches, in some cases chairs;

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  • gazebos can be distinguished separately in which, in addition to the fact that you can sit, there is also the possibility prepare food without departing from «cash desks». Of course, such a gazebo is an order of magnitude higher than all of the above, since there must be a brazier, a grill or a whole complex for cooking various dishes..

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Types of gazebos depending on the shape

Wood is a fairly easy-to-use building material, from which you can make a gazebo of absolutely any shape, and without much effort and skill. So, the most popular forms:

  • gazebo in the form of a canopy. The easiest way to organize a place for rest and fun is to simply overlap the area adjacent to the house and install the necessary furniture. In addition to the hard floor, you can use a temporary woven material, building something like a tent and feeling like a Turkish sultan. In this case, the form can be quite varied from standard to fancy;

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  • round. According to experts, round shapes are most often chosen by conservative natures who love to spend time with their families, which is why the table here should also be exactly round;

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  • rectangular. The most practical option for any type of building, and the gazebo is no exception. It is convenient both in construction and in use;
  • polygonal. Such gazebos always look unusual and elegant, which adds taste and style to the overall landscape design. However, for the construction of such a gazebo, it is better to find a good construction company specializing in the construction of gazebos, since here you will need remarkable knowledge of geometry and their application in practice.

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Closed and open gazebos

All of these types of gazebos can be divided into two large families: open and closed. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. So …

-open. Very light and airy buildings, indispensable in the summer season in temperate latitudes and all year round, where there is no cold winter. In such gazebos, the air is never stagnant due to natural and continuous ventilation. Also, if the gazebo is used as an overview of the surrounding beauty, it has a tremendous advantage over a closed one. No matter how beautiful the daffodil is and it has its flaws. In inclement weather (wind) in such a gazebo it will be uncomfortable, and in the event of cold weather, without artificial heating as drinks, you will not sit here for a long time;

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-closed. They do not have the advantages of being open, in which they lose to them, however, they have their own indisputable advantages, the most important of which is warmth and comfort. The tree will give a cozy atmosphere, even when the weather is outside the window. The wind in such a gazebo is not terrible, but subject to insulation and the construction of a fireplace, such a gazebo can be used for its intended purpose even in winter.

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Necessary care of a wooden gazebo

Everything natural, as a rule, tends to deteriorate quickly, unlike artificial. And this rule applies to the tree in the first place. The material is pretty «capricious», requiring special attention and care, which consists in the following:

  • mandatory chemical treatment – fire retardants for fire resistance, as a result of which the likelihood of wood fires is greatly reduced and antiseptics to avoid the possible development of fungus and other diseases. It should be borne in mind that even if you bought a gazebo and you were assured that all the necessary treatments were done, such procedures should be repeated every 2-3 years;

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  • foundation or waterproofing. A very important point that simply needs to be taken into account when installing a wooden gazebo is the presence of a foundation, but if it is not there, you can use waterproofing in the form of coating with bitumen or other material. However, experts advise to prepare the foundation.

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  • load. You need to understand that in the case «liquid» of the rafter system, and the entire frame during a hurricane or snowfall, only fragments may remain from your gazebo. Therefore, the frame should be made more durable, and the more snow falls in winter, the higher the ridge needs to be made, which will increase the surface area of ​​the roof and its angle of inclination, which will ultimately lead to a decrease in the load on the frame.

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Types of decor in wooden gazebos

The tree is perfectly combined with greenery, therefore, in the case of an open gazebo, climbing plants can be planted around, grapes would be a good option. If the gazebo is closed, the flowers can be placed inside in pots or mounted on the walls..

A pond with water lilies and lilies will look original and successful next to the gazebo, and if there is also a fish splashing in it, this will make the guests even more impression of the gazebo.

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Inside the gazebo, you need to choose the right furniture, but you should take into account the style so that you do not get a pun and bad taste. The main thing is not to overdo it with furniture. The gazebo is a practical place, where every thing should be of practical importance.

Curtains on windows, covers and rugs on chairs and benches can quickly give the gazebo the necessary direction. For example, choosing textiles in blue tones, with elements of seashells, fish, anchors and steering wheels, you can create an atmosphere of a nautical style..

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Wood gazebo styles

The variety of gazebo styles is amazing. There are a huge number of them and most of their names have never even been heard by a simple layman, however, the following styles, or even groups of styles, will be more suitable for wooden arbors:

  • classic. Austere, straight lines and practicality are the main characteristics of this style. Classics are always in fashion. Such pavilions were popular with the Roman consuls 2000 years ago, they are also popular today among all segments of the population;

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  • forest. Rough, uncouth wood, logs with bark will add unforgettable sophistication to the gazebo and at the same time comfort inside it. It should be noted that recently the demand for such gazebos has been steadily growing due to their originality and the piece quantity of goods, because two or more identical gazebos, the frame of which is made of tree trunks, cannot be found;
  • Mediterranean. This refers to lightweight pergolas and conventional awnings;

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  • country. This style is only suitable for wooden arbors. More precisely, the country style can be created exclusively from wood. Also, this style has the name rustic and here decorative elements mainly made of wood should play a huge role, although other materials are welcome – the only requirement is that the materials must be natural.

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And in conclusion, it should be said that with a serious approach to the choice of shape and type, a wooden gazebo will decorate any personal plot, give joy and mood to the owner and his guests.