What do you think about gasebos

Canada
July 1, 2008 10:52pm CST
Do you like gasebos? Personally I have never cared for them. I do like to sit outside but I like the table/umbrella table to sit at which we do have. How much do you think you would pay for a gasebo? I wouldn't pay a dime but that's just me. My husband has always liked a gasebo. We saw one at a building supply store in town and I would be ashamed to have it in the yard. Ugly. That thing is priced at nearly 4,000.00. My husband wanted to build one in the back yard. Although I know he's not a bad carpenter I hate a gasebo but he lives here too and that's part of sharing a home and yard so he started scrounging around finding this board and that 2x4. He didn't even have a table saw. He made the thing all by scratch and all hand done, the only thing that is new is the cedar shingles and I bought him brass plates for the electrical switches. He has lights in it. I then planted flowers and he hung them. He figures it cost him his time and about 400.00. I think he did a fabulous job of it and it does look a whole lot better than the one at the store. What do you think about it? Thank You for your comments.
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28 responses
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Sounds like he did a wonderful job to make you change your mind like that.. He sounds very handy around the house.. And all for about $400.00, that is great, I bet it looks good in the yard.. Handmade items such as this are in high demand, maybe he could build another and sell it for a lot less that the $4,000.00 that the one you saw cost, he could make a killing on them.. Good going to him..
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• United States
2 Jul 08
The picture wasn't showing up at first, but it is now, he did a great job, it is a beautiful gazebo.. I would love to have one like that also, but would love to be able to build it myself.. He is a handy man to have around isn't he?? And you can't tell any difference in this one and the one that he would have had to pay a small fortune for.. Good going, enjoy it year round..
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I think some of them are so nice. You are going to love it and enjoy sitting outside in it. Good for him with making it. I am answering this thru my email so if you posted a pic I can't see it yet. I will leave a comment with the pic.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I just saw the pic, I love it. He did a terrific job. You can put a table and chairs inside. Could you send him my way to make another one, hehe. It really does look nice, enjoy.
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• Canada
2 Jul 08
I'll ask but I heard him say it would be the last one he ever makes. They're really not all that simple to make. He sure appreciated your comments and on the picture as well. Thank You.
@horsesrule (1959)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Wow, your husband did a wonderful job of it! I've always loved them and my dad built one in our old backyard and I re-married my ex-husband in it. I find them romantic and beautiful and you are lucky to have such a neat one in your yard and your landscaping around it is so nice. All around you have a lovely backyard!
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• Canada
2 Jul 08
Thank You for your response. Hubby says Well Thank You very much!!! He felt bad there was still boards and junk in the yard. Take Care.
• Canada
2 Jul 08
I've been asked to say Thank You for your comments on his gasebo picture.
@momalisa65 (1983)
• United States
3 Jul 08
The one your husband made looks nice. I never wanted one. I think they have to be in just the right place to look nice. And I think I've only ever seen one in just the right place. Lol!
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• United States
3 Jul 08
By the way, Your dog looks a little bit like my friend's dog. Hers is a very small rare breed called a Miki.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Oh i love gazbos ,i wish i had one,they are very pretty and a nice place to sit in the yard....That is good that your hubby built one.Its a nice place to have morning coffee and they are also nice for a barbecue...They have all different kinds ,but yes i do like them very much...I do not have one but i do have a very large porch on the front of my house and i have a swing there and i really enjoy it...
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• Canada
2 Jul 08
Ummm Now there's a thought. The wind won't be so bad in the gasebo. May do that Thanks
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Your husband did a great job, It looks so nice and inviting.
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@moondancer (7433)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I love gazebos. I'd love to have one. I don't yet but my husband said he is going to put one in the middle of the property so when I go on my walks I'll have a nice place to rest. I just want one that's actually big enough to put chairs under it, not being crowded. So we can sit in comfort there. That is so nice of your husband to build one for you all.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I think its beautiful. I have always liked gazeboes. I, like you, think they are way too expensive. I wish my husband could build us one like that but he's just not handy with stuff like that. A few years ago they sold raffle tickets on a gazebo that was downtown here and one of my coworker's grandmother won it. It was beautiful. They put a new one downtown that was bigger but I still think the old one was prettier.
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
3 Jul 08
That is a very beautiful gazebo and you have a very wonderful husband for doing it. It was very considerate and loving of him.
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• Indonesia
2 Jul 08
Wow! He made a great gazebo! I'm not on your friends list so I can't leave comments on your picture, so I would just leave it here. It is an amazing gazebo, you should add chairs in it, maybe some seating inside the gazebo, attached to the sides and have it covered with pillows or something like that. Your husband must be a great carpenter. You know, he could make a business out of making gazebos, you could sell them a lot cheaper than the ones in stores and I think people will love it!
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@writersedge (22577)
• United States
2 Jul 08
We have 60 mile per hour winds at least 10% to 30% of the time here in Northern NY State, so your unbrella and table would be in Lake Champlain by now. I tried having one, the unbrella sunbleeched and looked nasty, we'd have to have a new umbrella every year, plus I had to keep taking it down all the time and putting it somewhere safe during high winds. I can't imagine what sleet and hail would do to one of those things. One day the wind that was supposed to go to Albany came up here instead while I was at work and that flying projectile hit my trailer and put a dent and hole in it. The only place I could have one would have been behind my trailer in the shade, defeats the purpose of having one to me. I love gazebos. The ones built up here are heavy. They're made of heavy logs, timbers, usually. Ours would have to be screened in like our porch because we live in a swamp and the bugs would like to carry us away! We like heavy wood here, anything made with heavy wood, less likely to become a flying projectile unless we had a hurricane or tornado. We generally only get the tail end of those, then we get up to 80 mile per hour winds. Maybe you just haven't seen a gazebo that's to your tastes, yet. I think he did a nice job. There are so many types of gazebos, there are some that are really, really cool. We have lots of adirondack craftsmen here, so we have some really cool ones that use driftwood, unusual shaped-growing branches, antlers people found in the woods that had dropped off deer, plain, the Amish have moved up here to this area so we have Amish style ones, too.
@writersedge (22577)
• United States
10 Jul 08
Thanks for best response, I really appreciate it.
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I had a bad experience with a table umrella once, when a bi gust of wind picked it up and took it across the street. My hsband ran across ou lanes of moving trafic to catch it. I think I like gazebos better, because they're not going to blow away. LOL
• Canada
5 Jul 08
OMG He must have looked like Mary Poppins,lol
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
2 Jul 08
I love gazebos! I've always wanted one, but never have. I would love to sit out in one to read a good book with a glass of tea or lemonade on a nice summer day with a little breeze! I wouldn't pay for one, either! They are extremely expensive compared to what you actually get! I would want to build my own... well, using my husband's muscles, of course! LOL It sounds like your husband is quite a handy-man! That must have been something to see... building a gazebo with nothing but a hand saw! Awesome! I would love to see a picture of it! That's just to show MY husband to make him feel guilty about not building me one yet! But, he'd probably say that we already have a pavilion by the lake so I don't need a gazebo.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
2 Jul 08
Oh, THERE it is! I didn't see the picture before I responded. It's lovely!!!
@mcc371 (918)
• United States
2 Jul 08
You have a really cute gazebo. I have never really liked the ones at the store we don't own one we have wicker patio furniture in our screened in porch but I have never had a yard big enough that the gazebo would fit in to even think about whether I wanted one or not. You will enjoy the gazebo better since it was built by your hubby and save money to boot!
• Canada
2 Jul 08
Yes he really didn't spend any of his regular wages or take dollars he couldn't afford to spend.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Wow that is really expensive. I would love to have one but my husband would build it for me. We jsut dont want to do it until we have our home paid for. I am pickie though. I want it built a specific way and there is no way I would pay that much for one
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Jul 08
I like them, I don't have a yard big enough or the money for one but I do love them, to me it represents the past.
@whittby (3073)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Your husband is more than "not a bad carpenter". He did an excellent job. When I was reading the discussion I pictured something nice, but basic. but this is much more. He even put on all that nice trim. It really adds a lot to the yard. I think you'll really enjoy it now.
• United States
5 Jul 08
I love a gazebo but don't have one. We live in the country and have a porch that is covered so we use that like a gazebo. I like to ride around, at least I did before the price of gas went so high,(LOL) and look at houses to see how people decorate their yards, etc. Maybe one day, I'll be able to have a gazebo.
@babystar1 (4235)
• United States
3 Jul 08
The gazbo is very nice. Your husband did a real good job. I wish I had a place for one,my back yard is to small for one. A home made one is lots better than the ones you buy at the stores.
@jammyt (2822)
• Philippines
3 Jul 08
Wow, clap clap for your husband. How creative. It really depends. Here in the Philippines, gazebos are not really an in thing unless the house is really big with a spacious garden. Gazebos would always look nice in big gardens. There are plenty beautiful designs. i just find it a shame that when it rains, the whole gazebo gets wet too.