Build a Gazebo Out of a Recycled Satellite Dish

Put a recycled satellite dish to new use as an outdoor retreat.
By Lance Larson
February/March 2012
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The recycled satellite dish adds a unique touch to this garden gazebo.
PHOTO: LANCE LARSON


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I bought a used, recycled satellite dish from my neighbor to use as the top for a grape-arbor gazebo. The gazebo legs are warehouse storage-rack legs (which I also bought from my neighbor), but you could use any kind of wood or metal pipe.

I used three-quarter-inch conduit as braces, cattle panel fencing for the railing, and 1-inch plastic pipe to top off the railing. I painted the whole gazebo black to give it a unified appearance. Use materials you have on hand to personalize your gazebo.

Lance Larson
Aumsville, Oregon








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