How does an 88 yr. old manage to put a gazebo together?

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  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Mar 15, 2019


    Do you have the tools you need to do this project? I am giving you some ideas below

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Mar 15, 2019

    Is it the,kind that comes in box with a metal frame and canvas? If so, this is what I did; I called some younger friends, provided beer, steaks, corn and salad. Read the directions and watched it go up. Fed them afterwards. We ate in our new gazebo.

    • Boots Boots on Mar 15, 2019

      Hi Kelli ,

      Yes it came today in a box and the instructions aren't to plan even

      if I give anything a try. I want to anchor it to a platform as to not have to worry about the winds.. thanks for answering.

  • William William on Mar 15, 2019

    Love Kelli. She's got the right idea. I called on a few friends when I had a garage demo and rebuild. Got nine guys, garage was up in one weekend, Had grilled steaks, and beer admiring our work.

  • Boots Boots on Mar 15, 2019

    Hi William

    My friends are all older than I am and family all gone, but I bet you had a good time.......................... Boots

  • V Smith V Smith on Mar 16, 2019

    Boots, there are many people that want to help you. Contact someone at your local senior center they may be able to direct you to a group that wants to be of service to you. Also check with your local high school to see if they have any vocational training courses. You may be able to find assistance from the students there.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 16, 2019

    You could also put an ad in Craigslist under 'Help Wanted', explaining what the project is and what kind of help you are looking for. Are you seeking free help, or are you willing to pay cash for labour?