Post and Beam Gazebo – Design & Plans, Part 3

Bending and Shaping Trim Pieces

The trim comes in 10 foot lengths so I have to piece sections together for coverage. On the main roof I start at the bottom with a small piece of rake trim. Then overlap a longer strip and screw it into place through the side.

Using tin snips and hand seaming tool to bend tabs on rake trim
Using tin snips and hand seaming tool to bend tabs on rake trim

To make the small tab I cut out two sections of the trim with tin snips then bend the remaining section over with a hand seaming tool. For most of the work on this post and beam gazebo I used diy scaffolding. Sure makes life easier!

Post and Beam Gazebo - Final rake trim installed
Final rake trim installed

One last side rake trim to do.

High eve metal roof trim added to leading edge of main roof
High eve metal roof trim added to leading edge of main roof

Now the peak trim goes on. I bend a small tab on this piece and it slips in under the side trim. Later I’ll add a small bead of caulking at this joint.

Second eve trim overlaps the first, Post and Beam Gazebo
Second eve trim overlaps the first
Post and Beam Gazebo - Eve trim is attached with screws into roof panel ribs
Eve trim is attached with screws into roof panel ribs

The last piece overlaps and the tab slips in under the rake trim.

Leading Edge Trim Detail

High eve trim sits flat across leading edge of roof panels
High eve trim sits flat across leading edge of roof panels

And that’s about it! My post and beam gazebo is done.

DIY Post and Beam Gazebo is complete!
DIY Timber Frame Gazebo is complete!

See the How to Video.

Back to Part 2

Winter 2019 Update of the Gazebo

The heavy snow we had in February has almost melted. The Garden Pavilion held up to the snow load without any issue.

Winter Post and Beam gazebo

I installed a snow stop to keep the eave troughs from being torn off.

Winter Post and Beam gazebo

Thanks for reading!


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