Build a Gazebo Out of a Recycled Satellite Dish

Put a recycled satellite dish to new use as an outdoor retreat.
February/March 2012
http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/recycled-satellite-dish-zm0z12fmzhun.aspx
The recycled satellite dish adds a unique touch to this garden gazebo.


PHOTO: LANCE LARSON

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