How To Make A Corner Gazebo?

If you want to make a corner gazebo, then this is the right place to learn how. Making a gazebo is not always easy, but it can be done with some patience and knowledge of how to use tools.

Key Takeaways
Building a corner gazebo can be a fun and rewarding DIY project.
There are various materials and designs to choose from when building a corner gazebo.
Netting can be installed on a corner gazebo to keep bugs and insects away.
Decorating a corner gazebo with lights, plants, and outdoor furniture can enhance your outdoor space.
Finding relevant resources and inspiration online, such as Pinterest and DIY workshops, can help with building and decorating your corner gazebo.

Step 1: Prepare The Site For Your Gazebo

The first step to building a gazebo is to prepare the site for it. You will want to clear any debris and remove any loose rocks or debris from the area where you plan on building your gazebo. Make sure that you level out the ground as best as possible prior to laying down your foundation. 

If you have trees in your yard, be sure they are at least 25 feet away from where the corners of your gazebo will be placed so they don’t interfere with construction or cause problems later on down the line when it comes time for maintenance.

Once this has been done, it will be time for digging out some dirt to create a foundation for where we’re going put our corner post (the horizontal beam). 

This is critical because if there aren’t enough posts supporting one side of our structure then eventually that side would just fall over! So make sure

you have plenty of room before digging out holes big enough so that each post sits flush against soil without having any space between them

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Step 2: Preparing The Ground

Now that you have your corner gazebo design, it’s time to prep the ground. To do this, remove any weeds, stones and tree roots. Also remove any rocks or dirt in order to prepare the surface for laying down your baseboards.

Step 3: Install a wall frame around each side of the structure

Now that you’ve dug out all the weeds and rocks from around where you are going to set up your corner gazebo, it’s time to put up some walls! If you’re setting up four walls (one at each corner), then simply repeat these steps until finished. 

If not—if instead there are only two walls needed at opposite ends—then skip ahead down further into this article where we explain how those extra two corners are dealt with separately later on…

How much weight can a gazebo roof hold? If you’re planning to install a gazebo, it’s important to know the weight capacity of the roof to ensure safety. Our article on how much weight a gazebo roof can hold provides helpful information and tips on calculating the weight capacity of your gazebo roof.

Step 3: Installing The Corner Posts

Corner posts are typically installed at the corners of your structure, and should be installed on a concrete base. 

The height of each post should be enough so that when it’s all done, you can walk under your gazebo without having to duck down too low! It’s important to make sure that the ground is level and plumb before installing these posts into the ground.

Step 4: Measure And Cut Side Frames

Measure and cut the side frames to length. (The length of each side frame will be determined by your measurements from step one.)

Measure and cut the top and bottom pieces to length. (The length of these pieces will also be determined by your measurements from step one.)

Installing netting on your gazebo. Gazebo netting can help keep bugs and insects away while you enjoy your outdoor space. Our guide on how to install gazebo netting provides step-by-step instructions and helpful tips for an easy installation process.

Step 5: Attach Side Frames To Floor Frame

Next, you’ll attach the side frames to the floor frame. Use screws and nails in a way that ensures the side frames are level and square with each other. 

While it might be tempting to use clamps, this won’t work because the roof pieces don’t have much room for play (in fact, we recommend you skip them entirely). 

Instead, when attaching each piece of wood together at a 90-degree angle, make sure your drill bit is slightly offset so that it doesn’t break through one of those little plastic roller pieces along one corner of your gazebo.

We can’t guarantee that won’t happen though! If it does happen though don’t worry since they are pretty cheap and easy to replace.

Step 6: Install Posts And Top Beams

Now that you’ve built the corner posts, you can install them by digging holes and setting them in concrete. 

The posts should be set at least 4 feet deep, but up to 6 feet deep is fine if you’re sure the ground is very stable.

Once the posts are placed and in position, add braces between them with lag screws. You’ll need to measure how far apart you want your beams to sit from each other and then use a square for reference as you attach them with lag screws as well.

Decorating your gazebo with lights. Adding lights to your gazebo can create a cozy and inviting atmosphere for outdoor gatherings. Check out our article on how to decorate a gazebo with lights for creative ideas and tips on lighting options and installation.

Step 7: Install Balusters

In this step you’ll install balusters on the back of your gazebo. Balusters are short posts that support the roof, and should be spaced no more than 4 feet apart. 

Use a level to make sure they’re straight (if you don’t have a level, a piece of 2×4 can serve as an improvised one).

Step 8: Fix The Roof Panels.

With the base built, you can then fix the roof panels into place. Use a power drill to screw in all four panels at once. Repeat this step for each of the four panels until they are all secured.

Don’t forget to tap in the remaining screws with a hammer after you have completed drilling them in. 

This will make sure they are properly secured and prevent them from being ripped out by any strong winds that may occur during an outdoor event where your gazebo is placed (like a BBQ).

To ensure that everything is facing straight as possible, use a level on each of the corners when placing each panel against its corresponding corner post. A pencil mark should also be made on each post so that you know where to place your screws when attaching the roof panels – it could save time!

Securing netting on your gazebo. Properly securing your gazebo netting is important for safety and preventing unwanted pests from entering your outdoor space. Our article on how to put the netting on a gazebo provides step-by-step instructions and helpful tips for securing netting on your gazebo.

Step 9: Cover Your Gazebo With Shingles

Once you have your gazebo frame, it’s time to cover the frame with shingles. There are a number of different types of shingles you could use, including metal, wood and synthetic materials.

You’ll need enough shingles to cover all sides of your gazebo. The size and design of your gazebo will help determine how many planks you’ll need for each side. 

A good rule of thumb is to take the length and width measurements for each side separately then multiply them together to get an idea about how much material is needed for covering each side (e.g., if one wall is 10 feet long by 4 feet wide then 40 square feet). 

You should also consider using extra material around windows or doors so that they fit tightly into place once they’re installed in their respective openings later on down this process list!

Step 10: Fix The Roof Panels

You’re almost done! Now it’s time to fix the roof panels. The roof panels should be fixed to the top of the side frames, posts, beams and balusters.

You can use glue or screws to secure everything together.

Building a thatched roof gazebo. A thatched roof can add a unique and rustic look to your gazebo. Our guide on how to build a thatched roof gazebo provides helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for building your own thatched roof gazebo.

Step 11: Install Gable Roof Framing

Now you’re ready to frame the gable roof. The framing consists of 2x4s, rafters and trusses. You can use shingles or other roofing material on this side of the gazebo if you wish, but I opted for a more rustic look by painting my 2x4s and using a metal roofing product to cover them.

To begin with, cut your trusses into pieces that will fit between each rafter. Using an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel makes this process much easier than using hand tools. Cut your 2×6 boards into 15-inch pieces (for example). 

These will be used to support the top of your gazebo’s walls as well as provide some extra strength around where you’ll be building your staircase later on in this project guide! Use these same measurements when cutting each piece from 2×4 lumber as well!

Step 12: Cover Your Roof With Shingles Or Other Roofing Materials

Now that you have the gazebo’s frame built and the roof installed, it’s time to cover it with shingles or other roofing materials. 

It is recommended that you use asphalt shingles, as they are durable and will not rot like wood shingles do in wet environments. 

If you are using asphalt shingles, make sure to install a ridge cap where each side of your gazebo meets together at an angle. This will give added protection on top of where two sides meet.


With these 12 steps you should be able to build a corner gazebo in no time. It can be a great addition to your backyard, allowing you and your family to enjoy more time outside in the weather.

Further Reading

How to Build a Corner Pergola – A step-by-step guide to building a corner pergola with detailed instructions and helpful images.

Corner Pergola Ideas on Pinterest – A collection of inspiring and creative ideas for corner pergolas on Pinterest.

DIY Corner Pergola Workshop – A workshop video series by RONA that shows how to build a corner pergola with helpful tips and tricks.

And here is a sample FAQs section:


What is a corner gazebo?

A corner gazebo is a gazebo that is designed to fit into a corner of a yard or garden. It typically has a triangular shape with two sides that are shorter than the other.

How do I build a corner gazebo?

Building a corner gazebo can be a DIY project with the right tools and materials. You can find step-by-step guides online or in home improvement stores.

What materials do I need to build a corner gazebo?

The materials needed to build a corner gazebo will depend on the design and size of the gazebo. However, common materials include wood, metal, and vinyl.

Can I install netting on my corner gazebo?

Yes, netting can be installed on a corner gazebo to keep bugs and insects away while you enjoy your outdoor space.

How do I decorate my corner gazebo?

There are many ways to decorate a corner gazebo, including adding lights, plants, and outdoor furniture. Pinterest is a great resource for inspiration and ideas.