Gazebo railing plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about gazebo railings plans. This article features detailed plans for building basic railings for the rectangular gazebo. You can always adjust the size and the design of the railings to suit your needs. There are many backyard projects featured on our site, so don’t be afraid to browse through the rest of the woodworking plans.

It is essential to invest in high quality materials, that are also water-resistant, such as pressure-treated lumber. Cut the components at the right size by using a circular saw and smooth the cut edges with a sand block. Don’t forget to ask a skilled friend to assist you during the project, especially if you don’t have a large expertise in the field. You need someone to hold the components into place, while you drive the screws in.

 

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Gazebo railing plans

Fitting the railings

Fitting the railings

 

Materials

  • A – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 89 1/4″ long SUPPORTS
  • B – 62 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 27″ long BALUSTERS
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 65 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 89 1/4″ long HANDRAIL

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Week

 

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Building gazebo railings

Fitting the support rails to the sides

Fitting the support rails to the faces

 

The first step is to fit the 2×4 supports to the front and back faces of the gazebo. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the posts using 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled. Make sure you recess the supports 3/4″ from the face of the posts. Use a spirit level to make sure the supports are horizontal.

 

Fitting the baluster to the sides

Fitting the baluster to the sides

 

Next, attach the 1×6 balusters to the supports, as described in the diagram. Place the balusters equally-spaced and secure them to the supports by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints, in order to enhance the bond of the components.

 

Fitting the support slats

Fitting the support slats

 

Next, fit the supports to the front face of the gazebo, as described in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the posts using 2 1/2′ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Adjust the size of the railings to suit your needs.

 

Fitting the balusters

Fitting the balusters

 

Fit the slats to the supports and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth. Place the slats equally-spaced to get a professional result.

 

Fitting the hand rails

Fitting the hand rails

 

One of the last steps of the project is to fit the handrail to the structure. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×4 slats and secure them to the posts using 2 1/2″ screws. In addition, insert screws through the handrail into the supports, as to enhance the bond of the components.

 

Diy gazebo plans

Gazebo railing plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Check out the rest of the deck projects, to see more ways to improve the look of your garden.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the rectangular gazebo.

 

 

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