Garden arbor with barbecue: a review of 2 examples of DIY construction

For many today, the cottage is a place of relaxation and enjoyable activities related to the decoration of the surrounding landscape. People come here to take off the burden of worries that has accumulated during the working day or week, to move around, chat with friends and relatives. Often in the country and a pleasant feast, which usually does not do without barbecue. A trip to the forest or to the shore of the river for barbecue is complicated by the need to look for a place where the fire will not contradict the protection of the environment. It’s either a gazebo with a barbecue with your own hands, which is built on its own land and is absolutely fireproof. The construction of such a building will be discussed today.

Choosing a suitable gazebo

Country arbors with barbecue are created from different materials. It is important that this building fits seamlessly into the landscape of the site and does not violate its design. Typically, wood, bricks or metal are used as the basis for such structures.

Universal wooden building

A wooden garden gazebo with barbecue will perfectly complement the plot in any style, because the tree is a universal material with which you can realize the most intricate fantasies of designers.

Arbor made of wood - a lightweight construction that is quickly erected and not too expensive

The advantage of wooden buildings is:

  • the affordability of the material, as well as the tools to be used in the process of performing the work;
  • the construction of properly treated wood will last a very long time and will be reliable;
  • simple and short construction process;
  • the ability to use a lightweight foundation, because for easy construction of wood does not need a massive one.

Durable brick structure

It is customary to erect capital structures from brick. But for any major construction, a solid full-fledged foundation is required. Such a gazebo will cost more than a wooden one, but the list of its shortcomings is exhausted.

But there are more advantages:

  • sparks are not afraid of a brick building; they can get from the brazier to the surface - there will be no fire;
  • brick-erected constructions do not need careful maintenance or an hour of repair: they are durable and durable;
  • from a brick or stone you can build a gazebo that protects not only from rain and wind, but also from snow and cold: lovers of the New Year in nature - such a warm gazebo with barbecue for you!

You can learn more about how to build a brick gazebo yourself from the material: postroiki / besedka-iz-kirpicha-svoimi-rukami.html

Brick gazebo - durable design, which is the most fireproof

Charming wrought iron structure

It’s difficult to build a wrought iron gazebo yourself, without possessing certain skills or a passionate desire to embody the plan and the reserve of free time. The cost of the finished building depends on the choice of its design, the complexity of the work.

Elegant wrought iron gazebo is a real decoration of any garden

Choosing a building of this type will allow:

  • create a truly exclusive gazebo, which will be the highlight of any garden;
  • barbecue and gazebo to perform in one style, complement the ensemble with garden benches and other wrought iron ornaments that can revive any site;
  • to make the building durable and especially beautiful by applying primers, powder coatings, special Hammerite paints, patina, alkyd paints and enamels that prevent corrosion.

Also, material on the stages of building a metal gazebo will be useful: postroiki / besedka-iz-metalla-svoimi-rukami.html

Most often, the owner of the site chooses building options in which various materials are combined, and their wonderful properties successfully complement each other.

How to choose the brazier?

Decide on the type of barbecue should be at the design stage of the gazebo. Often in gazebos use a portable barbecue, but built-in barbecue facilities make the building as functional as possible.

The portable brazier is convenient in that it can be removed when it is no longer needed.

Braziers made of metal can also be used as stationary

Built-in barbecues are most often massive structures that are erected from natural or building stone, metal, or a combination of these materials. Typically, the product is combined with numerous additional components, including a niche for firewood, a cutting table, a crockery, etc. A solid foundation is necessary for the construction of such a structure.

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How to make a barbecue in the gazebo as safe as possible? The technologies used today allow not to use firewood for the preparation of barbecue. Braziers with stones of volcanic origin (lava) can work on electricity or natural gas. Heated stones are sources of heat for meat, while their heat transfer is 2-2.5 times higher than that provided by coal or firewood. In this case, smoke and soot are completely absent. Gas or electricity is used sparingly: only during the heating of stones. The stones will last up to 3 years, if they are heated up to 4 times a week, after which they simply change.

The size, shape and configuration of the barbecue depends entirely on the financial capabilities and imagination of its future owner. A barbecue grill is installed, as a rule, at the north or northeast wall of the gazebo. The built-in barbecue grill is certainly supplied with a smoke collector and a pipe. They can be made together with the main structure or separately.

Brazier can be a combined structure of brick and metal

BBQ must have a properly made chimney

Brazier is a complex device, which is sometimes more profitable to buy or make to order, and then install it in the gazebo.

It will also be useful material on how to build a barbecue oven yourself from brick: postroiki / pech-barbekyu-svoimi-rukami.html

Option # 1 - frame arbor on a column foundation

Necessary preparatory work

For the gazebo should choose a place near the house. This is convenient because the gazebo can be used not only for cooking barbecue and feasts with guests. In it you can just relax with comfort in the air and in the shade. But it should be remembered that the brazier will be used from time to time, which means that the gazebo needs to be installed so that smoke does not go into the house. A gazebo near the pond and surrounded by trees is a good choice.

Build a gazebo that will be pleasing to the eye. After all, it will stand for many years - so why not dream up?

You should choose the construction of the building, determine its size and the material that will be used in the process. It is better to prepare all the material and the tool in advance so that it is available and can be at hand when needed.

Step by step construction

The initial stage of work - marking the site - is most important, because it is the basis of the work performed.

To build a gazebo made of brick, which will accommodate a small company, you do not need much space

The next stage of construction is the foundation device. The size and type of foundation depends entirely on how massive the building will be. For wooden buildings, a columnar foundation is often used because it is the most economical option for lightweight buildings. The tiled foundation for heavy structures is good in that it additionally serves as a floor. The strip foundation is the optimal solution that is most often used. For its installation, trenches are excavated in the ground, into which formwork is installed, a framework of reinforcement is laid and concrete is poured. We will show an example of a column foundation:

As the base of the building, a wooden beam is used, which will be fastened with the help of boards and screws

Then they make the floor. When the gazebo is built on hard and dry soil, the flooring can be neglected. In these cases, they simply pour gravel or leave an earthen floor. Concrete covering is covered with paving slabs or boards. In an open gazebo, it is necessary to provide for the inclination of the floor to ensure the flow of rainwater. Do not forget that the design of gazebos with barbecue should not be out of the general style of the site.

After the floor we make the walls. For the gazebo, both dense and lattice walls can be used. It all depends on in what weather conditions it is to be operated. As a rule, the load-bearing functions of the wall do not perform.

The construction of load-bearing corner structures should be given maximum attention - this is the basis of the entire building, which will have to keep the weight of the roof

Behind the walls is a roof. The most commonly used ridge or inclined shed construction. In the second case, the slope should be about 5-10 degrees. Ondulin, metal tiles or polycarbonate are often used as coating materials. A decorative gazebo can have a trellised roof, which plants will beautifully braid. But in the rain you can’t use such a building.

It is important to ensure that the snow does not push through such a roof, and that the supporting poles bear its weight

Now you can proceed to the exterior decoration. Wooden parts of the building must be impregnated with protective compounds and varnished for outdoor use. Metal structures are also protected with appropriate enamels. After this stage, construction work is completed and you can enjoy the result.

Due to the lack of photographic materials, we showed you the construction of a conventional frame structure on a columnar foundation, but even in it it’s quite possible to build in

Option # 2 - a gazebo made of metal on a tape base

How to care for the gazebo?

A gazebo with a stove and barbecue will long delight the owners of the cottage if they receive timely care:

  • an open arbor from snow and winter cold can be wrapped in stretch film, after making several ventilation holes in it;
  • Autumn fallen leaves should not remain on the wooden elements of the gazebo: having become damp, they can provoke rotting of the wood;
  • metal and wooden surfaces should be periodically treated with protective equipment against negative environmental influences;
  • wood products may crack, so they will have to be puttied;
  • all items that can be removed for the winter in the house are best taken away.

Simple tricks of care will allow the owners of the gazebo for a long time to relax and barbecue in conditions of comfort and coziness.


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