Gazebo with Hard Roof of Bamboo Material
Gazebo with Hard Roof – Bamboo is one of the fastest growing, most resistant plants in the world. There are 1,000 varieties, but all are sticks, with hollow centers in the trunks. All bamboo wood is hard but flexible. That was once the standard material for fly fishing rods, which must bend sharply and fold easily. It is used for this type of things as varied as floors, fences and kitchen cutting boards. It is naturally resistant to rot and insect damage the most, which makes it ideal for outdoor structures such as decks and gazebos. A gazebo can be made of bamboo or with some other wooden elements.
Mark the location of the corner posts for your stake window. Square the outline by measuring from corner to corner. Dig holes in the corners with a hole digger 12 to 18 inches deep. Adjust bamboo poles and 6 inches in diameter in the holes; Plumb them, making sure they are level and secure with concrete. Make two bamboo frames, one for a floor and one for a roof. Use posts about 4 inches in diameter, two to fit between the vertical posts and two to overlap these at the ends.
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Attach the 4-inch diameter beams between two sides of the floor frame at 24-inch intervals. Cover the floor with smaller canes, about 2 inches in diameter, placed close together and nailed to the beams and outer frame. Put the roof frame around the top of the posts, using the difference in height to provide a roof slope. Make a roof covering of small bamboo poles tied with waxed rope. Put it on the roof beams and fix it with the nails and the cable.