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Yardistry Gazebo 12×16 Costco

Preparing The Gazebo Site

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If youve already got a nice level patio or deck, then great! This will be easy.

If, like me, you want to put your Costco gazebo in a less than level spot, youre going to have some work to do. The spot we chose on the edge of our yard seemed relatively flat until we got the level out.

Without going into too much painful detail, we built wood forms and poured four cement blocks to support the cedar gazebo posts. Once the concrete was set, we built a border for the patio using landscape stackers- and we had to build it up at least 18 inches on the fence side.

We lined the area with weed paper and filled it in with crushed gravel to create a patio. The gravel comes up to the top of the cement blocks. I chose crushed gravel for the patio because it was a cheaper alternative to pavers or cement.


I cover most of the patio with a plastic outdoor rug in the spring and summer, so its not a big deal that its gravel.

By the way, I am a huge fan of plastic outdoor rugs and I use them all the time! Heres more info on them and my top picks for 2022! If youre looking for an outdoor rug made from more traditional materials check out my post, 75 Outdoor Rugs Under $150!

All this to say, building the support and patio for the gazebo was a lot more work than putting the actual gazebo together.

We extended the patio out a few feet on one side , because we knew we wanted to add some kind of fireplace in the future.

Styling The Costco Gazebo

of course, my Costco gazebo is not just a gazebo, its an outdoor living room.


I added , an outdoor sofa, chairs, an outdoor rug, coffee table, chandelier, and outdoor fireplace, as well as landscape planters. You can check out the finished Outdoor Living Room Reveal and shop the room here!

This will be our sixth Summer with it, and so far everything is holding up great! There are a few small rust marks on the roof and one small crack in one of the cedar posts, but nothing too concerning. I will probably stain it either this year or next to protect the wood.

I absolutely love my gazebo- I would say its one of the best investments weve made in our home and quality of life. It allows us to put the cushioned outdoor furniture out in April and leave it until October .

I gave it a Boho patio makeover this year. You can see the updates and shop the look here.

I love to spend time out there with friends after the kids go to bed too!


Oh and one last thing. We can hang a movie screen from the side of it for a backyard movie theater! What could be more fun? I promise a post on this soon, but in the meantime, heres a very grainy picture.

Ok ay, I hope that helps if youre on the fence!Costcos website is full of reviews too, and Im happy to answer your questions in the comments.

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    What Is The Best Outdoor Gazebo

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    Were partial to our 12×12 model, of course. But Costco has featured other models in the past few years as well. Some friends bought and assembled the 12×14 version last Summer and are very happy with it.

    And my Aunt and Uncle just installed the 11×13 gabled pavillion and love it. So its mostly a matter of space and budget.


    Also Check: How To Build Pergola On Patio

    Whats The Difference Between A Gazebo And A Pergola

    A gazebo has a fixed roof, while a pergola has an open roof, which can be left open or covered seasonally with vines or canvas.

    Many people hear the word gazebo and immediately think of a cutesy white octogon-shaped garden structure. But as you can see, they actually come in many different forms and styles.

    Check out this post for a more in-depth look at backyard shade structures and patio covers, and how to choose the best option for your outdoor living space.

    Why The Costco Gazebo

    We did a major backyard overhaul five years ago. One of the top items on my wishlist was some kind of covered outdoor living room with comfy seating. I wanted to lay on the couch and read a book in the shade while the kids played.


    At first, I was thinking a pergola. But the more we talked, the idea of an actual roof sounded more practical. This is Seattle, after all. It rains, even in the summer months.

    I was strolling through Costco one day, when I spotted the cedar gazebo they had set up, It was love at first sight. I bought the last kit they had, borrowed my dads truck to get it home, and went to work getting the site ready.

    Just for the record, this is not an affiliate post and it isnt sponsored by Costco or Yardistry Structures. Just our own experience to help you out if youre considering getting one yourself.

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    teddiecanuck wrote: It should be noted that almost every Canadian review says it needed a permit and the city will not grant a permit because it isn’t good enough for a Wind related engineering check. If you don’t mind putting it up in secret and hoping the city doesn’t see it, looks awesome. I actually wish I could get it, they have this unit built on the floor in my Costco and it looks incredible.

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    Al , that’s not entry level by any means . I just went and looked at the 12 x 16 with a hip roof .How far along are you ?Depending on that , I would build the 2 long sides flat on the ground then tip those sections up and install the short side top plates and gussets . That will give you the standing profile .

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    Assembling The Costco Gazebo By Yardistry

    Unless your friends want to come over and help for a several hours, we recommend changing the order of operations from what the directions suggest.


    You can build each of the sections separately by yourself, and then have a work party to assemble the whole thing.

    A few months after assembly, we bolted the gazebo down to the concrete pads. Its hard for me to imagine the wind picking this thing up, but I sleep better at night knowing I wont wake up and find that its blown into the pond.

    This photo was taken 5 years after installation.


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