Give Your Gazebo a Custom Look

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I added a privacy wall/ T.V. to our gazebo by framing up one side of the gazebo and adding pine tongue and groove to the inside. Not only does it create privacy but it's the perfect place for mounting a t.v. , hiding the not so pretty part of our backyard behind it, and blocking the strong winds we get....and it gives the gazebo a cozy feel.

Although there are many other ways we could've done this wall, we did it this way for our home, weather and purpose. And we love it. It's getting a ton of compliments already and it's the best place for watching the game...WIN!!!!

Note: we used left over 2x4 for framing the wall (from a previous project). But, you could definitely use 2x3 which would be cheaper and yet still suitable.

Gazebo Before ( from the back)

This is the back of the gazebo, before the wall.

Gazebo before

From the inside, before shot. Without the wall addition.

Gazebo Wall Addition

For reference, our gazebo is 10 x 10. To build the wall, I started with building a frame on the outside wall using 2 x 4. Cut to reach both left and right sides

Screw in 2 x 4 on either side for the frame

After predrilling holes on either side, I screwed in the 2x4 on the bottom first (from the outside of gazebo).

Bottom frame

This is the first and bottom frame from the outside of the gazebo.

Middle frame

Do the same for the middle frame (from the outside)

Frame down the middle

From the inside of the gazebo, I added a 2x4 in the middle to support the wall.

Then add a 2x4 on the right

Add a 2x4 on the right of the middle frame.

Add 2x4 on the left

Then add a 2x4 to the left of the middle frame.

Side frame

I needed to notch out the wood for the two side frames since the gazebo had some detail to get around.

Notch out the sides

I needed to notch the sides to fit against the arch of the gazebo.

All framed up and ready for the wall addition

Ready to add the tongue and groove wall to the inside of the gazebo.

All clamped and ready for first piece

I used pine tongue and groove, which was left over from a previous project. I stained and weather proofed with Thompson Water Sealer. I only clamped the first bottom piece, then it was easier to snap each piece in.

Measure your shorter pieces each time

Measure your shorter piece each time, in case there is some variance. Measure twice!

Add molding to the sides

We had poplar half round on hand, left over from another project, so I finished off the sides by adding it to either end. This also covers any imperfections with measurements and adds a finished look too.

Precut all your pieces

I precut all my longer pieces first (72.5 inches).

From the back

This is how it looks from the back.

Gazebo Wall Addition

Next up the T.V. goes up!

Gazebo wall addition is done

Privacy gazebo wall addition is done. We mounted a t.v. and will be adding a floating shelf below it for some decor likes plants and candles. We are ready for some summer fun.

Addition wall complete

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Added more seating by creating this bar ledge

Bar ledge for extra seating for those sports games!

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  • Alice Patridge Alice Patridge on Jun 28, 2021

    Curious as to how you protected the tv from weather, do you take it down in the winter?

  • Billy Billy on Feb 21, 2024

    How did you secure the groove pieces to the wood you added on the posts?

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  • Terri Terri on Jun 16, 2022

    I love hearing saws, hammers, drills-it tells me someone’s dream is about to come true. This is lovely, and your work outstanding. The time, sweat, and frustration you must have experienced is appreciated as we erected a ready-to-assemble gazebo, everything precut, screws in bags, and instructions, that was a challenge. You have skills most would love to have. Enjoy your work!


      Thanks, that's very kind of you!!!! 💞 Our gazebo was also ready to assemble, but I made the privacy wall🙂

  • Eva Eva on Jun 28, 2022

    Congratulations 👏

    This is a nice & well-done project 🔨 📏 🔫 🔩

    Especially if you have nosy neighbors 😎 😎

    I really like it ❤️

    Thank you for your bright idea 💡