Was very happy with this in the beginning. The frame was strong once it was screwed into the deck. Assembly was easy and product looked nice. After about 3 months the color (nutmeg) had faded dramatically to a more salmon color. Water collected along the edges during storms which caused the canopy to stretch. The worst problem is that I cannot find a replacement canopy. So even though the frame is pretty robust and may last 5 years, the canopy lasted 1 year and I now have to buy a new gazebo to get a new canopy.
My husband and I are both 66 years old and we put this gazebo frame up in1 1/2 hours.....without any problems....ladder needed. The instructions are pretty easy to follow even though the many pieces are a bit overwhelming at first. We still haven't put the canvas on because we need to move our BBQ and trim a few shrubs but it's going to make such a difference on our deck since we lost a huge shade tree. I'm extremely happy with the nutmeg color because our home is a creamy beige and I wanted the soft brown contrast. We plan on securing it to our deck......especially after Hurricane Sandy. Price was amazing too. Thanks Overstock for yet ANOTHER amazing purchase.....*** tax and *** shipping too!!!
This Gazebo is a great addition to our yard. Nice quality and fairly easy to put together. We tied it down with heavy rope and stakes in case of inclement weather as we tend to get severe thunderstorms in the summer in NJ Would definitely recommend!!
The Gazebo was easy to assemble with all parts included and then some. Once complete it was extremely sturdy/well built. There was however no parts list so that items could be re-ordered in necessary- for example canvas canopies. Also, I was disappointed that after ordering and receiving a couple of weeks later the gazebo was advertised on Overstock for *** cheaper. Guess I should have waited. Buyer beware. However, the Gazebo is an excellent product and looks like will last for years !!!
The instructions stated we needed 4-5 people to assemble this product and would take a total of 3-4 hours using those 4-5 people. My wife and I put this gazebo together with few issues by ourselves in the same time period. Yes 4-5 people would have been nice, but turned out was not necessary. A step ladder is a necessity, two if possible. Since getting it up and having it on our back deck we have had a couple strong thunderstorms with some high wind and the gazebo has held up nicely. I did bolt the gazebo to the deck using the holes in the four corner posts. We enjoyed our first dinner under the gazebo with the mosquito netting securing a bug free affair a few nights ago.
Nice product. The quality of the cloth material is excellent and is definitely water proof. But, there were some minor dents in the post and the flanges on the bottom of two of the post were bent. The gazebo was easy to assemble in only a couple of hours. It will take two people to put it up. I screwed mine into my deck. I have gotten several complements from the neighbors.
Seems to withstand significant wind, and does shelter from light rain. Large rain ends up pooling water at two corners of the gazebo. Netting is not super strong and has already snagged and torn so I removed it an left only the outer zipped side curtains. Overall not bad for the price and it works well on our deck.
I wish I could submit a picture! All of my guests have commented on the sturdy frame and how beautiful this gazebo is. I mounted it on my deck and with the Folding UV-resistant Outdoor Chairs, the Trademark Innovations 9-inch Deluxe Solar Powered Led Lighted Tan Umbrella, and Christopher Knight Home Palmilla Wicker Table (Set of 3); all purchased from Overstock - I have the perfect outdoor OASIS to enjoy right up until winter sets in, and for seasons to come!
Installed quickly, and lasted a full summer in MA, along with a tough 2014/15 winter we had (canvas stored inside). However, a strong storm took out the canvas top, and I haven't found a way to replace it. Too bad, looks to have been a waste of money...
The gazebo was easy to build (required on helper for a couple of items, otherwise did most of it myself); well documented. This thing is sturdy! It can be rather windy here at time, but this bad boy isn't going anywhere. Steel construction = enough weight to keep it planted. We have the gazebo out by our pool. It provides an excellent shady spot, with plenty of room for chairs, a couch, and end tables. Well worth the money.
Once put together, it's very nice. It does take considerable time and effort to put together. Granted, I will admit, it was my husband and I, and our 2 sons, both under the age of 13. You might get better luck with 4 adults, any fewer people and it becomes awkward to move it around and you run the risk of bending some of the smaller/thinner parts. Consider potentially putting together the entire top before doing the legs, if possible, it might make it easier to square everything on the ground rather than trying to adjust things once they're up high.
This is a very functional gazebo, however, shortly after installing, we had a wind storm that broke a zipper and ripped several of the Velcro straps off the top. Water is now puddling in the top when it rains. We are currently searching for a solution.
This gazebo arrived quickly, and despite the instructions that it would take 4-5 adults three to four hours to put it up, my husband and I had it up and using it within 2 hours.....would have been shorter if hadn't had to hang the side drapes. Our back deck had no shade until late afternoon and the living room was heated by the sun on the French doors. I love sitting outside when the temp is below 90. Our back deck now has shade as does the living room and it looks like it belongs there as the color of our house is also beige. Obviously, we can't yet rate how well it will hold up over all summer, but I really can't see a problem at this point. Love it!
One of the posts was missing a hole. We had to buy a drill bit to create one where it should have been; not an easy job. It took about 30 minutes, and we went through two drill bits to get it done. However, what is most disappointing is the construction of the canvas top. The top is held on with Velcro. When it rains water collects on the top, putting stress on the Velcro as the top sags. After our first rainstorm several ties ripped from the fabric. I used a staple gun to reattach them. After the second storm the stapled ties stayed attached but the canvas top ripped at the seam, a 3 foot rip, and most of the other ties ripped away from the canvas. Last night we had a windstorm and the canvas is now hanging on by 3 ties. I live in San Francisco. Now, I need a new top.