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Mary’s Gazebo


This is Marys Gazebo. It was built in honour of her late husband Eddie.Mary wanted a covered space where she could sit and enjoy the outdoors.

Marys Gazebo

Marys Gazebo

The structure is based on a Cabana style or stretched gazebo but due to the limited space we decided to make it 2/3rds the size.

There was a tree that had been poisoned some time ago and the ground cleared.

Gazebo layout and location of post holes

Gazebo lay out

After the initial layout and upon starting to dig the post holes we encountered some large tree roots

Tree roots

Tree roots

 

which of course had to be removed as the gazebo post was directly over the top of one of them24052010725.
The Gazebo has a turrett on top.

Turrett from underside

Turrett from underside

The 1/3 Gazebo section we cut off we framed as a wall & lined with tongue and groove lining boards.

Wall  with Tongue and groove lining board

Wall with Tongue and groove lining board

Gazebo from front

Gazebo from front

Four handrails and straight frieze trim under the beams finish off the gazebo.
All the timbers were stained in 3 coats Jarrah stain including the Merbau decking.

Gazebo

Gazebo

Throughout the Job we had  constant supervision from these ‘Tawny Frogmouths’ who perched in the palm tree next to the Gazebo during the day.

Supervisors

Supervisors

 

Their silvery-grey plumage patterned with white, black, and brown streaks and mottles allows them to freeze into the form of a broken tree branch and become practically invisible in broad daylight. The tawny frogmouth will often choose a broken part of a tree branch and perch upon it with its head thrust upwards at an acute angle using its very large, broad beak to emphasise the resemblance

 

 

1 thought on “Mary’s Gazebo

  1. Edwin Lynch

    Hi, Nic. Just writing to say that the Gazebo is still standing strong. Mum loves it and while we use it mostly at Christmas, it’s a beautiful piece of work. I’ll try to get you more photos for the site.

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