Build A Gazebo: Your Own Backyard Sanctuary

Building a gazebo takes careful planning, time, and hard work, but the rewards are worth the effort. To get started, try this set of diagrams and instructions.

Gazebo with people
In American culture, the gazebo is a Western analogue to the Japanese teahouse: not indoors, nor quite outdoors, it attracts cool breezes and serenity of spirit.
PHOTO: RICH IWASAKI