DIY Tin Roof Gazebo

16 Materials
3 Days

Are you tired of replacing the cloth top. On your gazebo? Yeah, me too. It's annoying and expensive so I decided to come up with a more permanent fix. As y'all know once I get an idea in my head there's no stopping me. Like the time I made a DIY Pallet Fireplace in my living room where there wasn't one lol. I'm obviously not afraid of big projects and you shouldn't be either. This one just took some basic tools, easy to get materials, and determination.

This is how it looked before... Please don't judge me haha. I know it was really bad.

I started by covering all the roof supports with 1"x4" s so I'd have something to screw the tin into. I attached them using 1" Conduit Straps so I wouldn't have to drill into the hollow metal.

After the wood frame was attached it was time to measure and cut the tin. I did this by laying each piece on it, striking it, and cutting it. If you're good at geometry and can do it just by measuring... More power to you lol.

Also don't worry if your corners don't match precisely. Cut the left over metal long ways about 4 inches wide the height of your roof to create channels. I've highlighted what I'm talking about in the photo above. Once the channels were on it was complete and time to decorate. I absolutely love how it turned out.

This entire project took me 3 days and all the sore muscles in my legs to complete, haha. If you'd like to check out the full more detailed tutorial follow the link below

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  • April Rose-Sharp April Rose-Sharp on Jun 15, 2019

    I was hoping someone would ask so I didn't have too. In my list of materials at the top, instead of a picture of wood. I have a picture of car seat covers (not joking). When I click to bring up the wood, it actually takes me to the car seat covers on Amazon. Anyone else seeing or having this on the materials list??

  • April Rose-Sharp April Rose-Sharp on Jun 15, 2019

    In your project instructions you don't say anything about how the metal frame is secured to the ground. I know in the picture it can be seen. The post of the gazebo is on concrete. Can you please give us the information on how your metal post is secured. Not everyone has there gazebo sitting on concrete. Can you give ideas on how to secure the gazebo so it will not fall over because of its weight or wind?

  • Elaine Elaine on Jul 24, 2019

    Where is the tin on the material list?

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  • Muji Muji on Jul 24, 2019

    Congrats, looks great and I will defintely save this project forr my husband to see it.

    The top could been painted but for everything else looked great. My concern is regarding very windy days would the tin hold. Meaning if the straps are sufficient.

  • Jane Kelly Jane Kelly on May 13, 2020

    I'm going to try this... I'm sick of replacing my gazebo tops! We live in a wind tunnel and they keep ripping!