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6 Well Known Historical Gazebos

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sun, Aug 10, 2014


Look at the history of gazebos and you'll find these structures in all shapes and sizes. Marble, cast iron, wood, and steel are examples of materials used to construct gazebos throughout the centuries. Some gazebos have a plain design but provide dependable shelter for a variety of outdoor gatherings. Other gazebos are strictly decorative, featuring a design with lots of intricate details that can't help but earn a person's admiration. Check out six historic or famous gazebos and get a taste of the imaginative designs of these outdoor structures through the centuries.

Six Historical Gazebos

  1. The Gazebo in The Sound of Music Movie: This gazebo, seen in the 1965 film The Sound of Music, is now in the palace park gardens at Schloss Hellbrunn in Salzburg, Austria. The white exterior of this gazebo along with its glass walls and circular arrangement of benches served to make it a romantic setting for a famous scene featuring Rolfe and Liesl. However, the famous dance scene had to be done in a replica gazebo on a sound stage in California: The real gazebo was too small for the elaborate dance number. I can't think of a better setting for that dance scene: Can you?
  2. A Gazebo of Cast Iron. A 19th century gazebo sits next to the Bay of Naples in Italy. It is made of glass and cast iron. In addition, near the ceiling of the structure, there are flowers and other shapes designed in stained glass.
  3. A Pre-Civil War Gazebo. This gazebo was built in the pre-Civil War days for the practical purpose of sheltering a natural spring. It is located in Mineral Spring Park in Williamston, South Carolina. This gazebo sits across the street from the original site of Williamston Girls College, founded in 1872. It has a traditional design with the exception of an opening in its floor for the mineral spring. Students of the college enjoyed picnicking and socializing in the cool shade of this 23-foot-tall structure.
  4. The Seville Gazebo. This wooden gazebo is located in historic Seville Square in Pensacola, Florida. Spanish explorers settled in this area in about 1559. The area is on the National Register of Historic Places thanks to the efforts of a group of preservationists in the 1960s. Today, visitors enjoy picnicking and hosting celebrations in this historic gazebo.
  5. An Italian-Style Gazebo. This gazebo stands in the Italian Garden area within Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, New York. It has a unique roof that features grapevine-style designs fashioned in cast iron. The Italian Garden was established in 1903. This gazebo is one of the most memorable structures in Sonnenberg Gardens.
  6. A Classic Roman Gazebo. Centuries ago, Romans relaxed in their gazebos just as people do today. The basic design includes a tremendous dome roof and thick pillars made of marble. They were built in private gardens and considered symbols of a family's wealth. Beautiful flowers were grown all around these beautiful gazebos in celebration of life.

I hope you enjoyed our tour of historic gazebos! - Alan

Topics: Gazebos

Wood Gazebo Kits

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Feb 9, 2012

Wood Gazebo Kits For Sale in the USA

wood gazebo kits

Alan's Factory Outlet Amish made pressure treated wood gazebo kits are made in an oval shape gazebo and in octagon gazebo kits depending on the size your looking for.  The roof on the wood gazebo kits is a cedar shake roof.  You get your choice of a single or double roof and all of the gazebo kits come standard with a cupola.

Many options are available on the wood gazebo kits such as wooden benches, removable screens and 4 track windows.  One feature that comes with all of the wood and vinyl gazebo kits is the easy step in for safer access in and out of the gazebo kit.

The wood gazebo kits are precut with the hardware and instructions included for an easy assembly of the wood gazebo kit.  The gazebo kits are built and delivered year round for those who want to get a head start on the spring rush.  

The gazebo kit prices along with the shipping prices for each of the 48 states we deliver to are on the website to help save you time to make an educated buying decision with all of the facts.

The wood gazebo kits and vinyl gazebo kits at Alan's Factory Outlet are made with quality materials to provide you with a gazebo kit that is built to last a lifetime.  The key point with the wood gazebo kits is that you will want to stain them every 2 to 5 years to help preserve your investment in the gazebo of course with the vinyl gazebo all you would have to do is just power wash it every now and than but the wood gazebo is more affordable so that does appeal to many people wanting a gazebo in there backyard.  You can get you gazebo kit with a stain on it to help save you time.

Another product that goes well with the wood gazebo kits are the wood pergola kits.  The pergola kits are also available for delivery in the USA and they are built by the Amish with a pressure treated wood.  Pergola kit prices are on the website to help make it easier to find the sizes and prices and options on the wooden pergola kits.

The gazebo kits make a great way to expand your recreational space in the backyard for family and friends to gather around while under the shade from the gazebo roof for on those sunny days not to mention protecting you from the suns rays or keep you dry on those rainy days from the spring showers.

Please feel free to call Alan at 540-743-1272 about the wood gazebo kits or wooden pergola kits or you can also leave a comment or question below.

Topics: Gazebo Kits, Gazebos, Gazebo, Gazebo Kit, wood gazebo kits, Wooden Gazebo Kits

Vinyl Gazebo Kits

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Feb 2, 2012

vinyl gazebo kits

       Vinyl Gazebo Kits

Alan's Factory Outlet Amish built vinyl gazebo kits are delivered in all the lower 48 states in the USA.  The gazebo kits are all precut with the hardware and instructions included for an easy assembly.  They are made in octagon and oval wood gazebo kits and vinyl gazebo kits.  The vinyl gazebo in this photo is shown with 2 options, removable screens and a double roof.

vinyl gazebo kit cedar roofVinyl gazebo kits are delivered on a wood crate with all of the sections individually wrapped together.  The screws provided in the DIY vinyl gazebo kit are stainless steel.  A vented cupola is also provided to put that finishing touch on the vinyl gazebo kit.  One new construction spec that we've made standard on the vinyl gazebo kits are a tongue and groove cedar ceiling under the roof.  Before making the cedar roof free on the vinyl gazebos we used 1/2" plywood which required staining for over several years it would weather if left unstained and this kind of defeats the whole reason to get a vinyl gazebo over the wood gazebo so you don't have to stain it.  So far we have not increased the prices yet due to using a more expensive material in an attempt to provide you with even more value on the vinyl gazebo kits. 

One other main difference on the vinyl gazebo kits is that the flooring is made with a composite Rhino decking which has a 20 year warranty.  This gives you a vinyl gazebo that will provide many years of enjoyment without all of the work to keep it looking sharp. 

Alan's Factory Outlet vinyl gazebo kit prices are all listed on the website along with the delivery cost for each state with free shipping to 10 states in the USA.

Topics: Gazebo Kits, Gazebos, Gazebo, Gazebo Kit, Vinyl Gazebo, Vinyl Gazebo Kits, Amish Gazebo Kits

Amish Gazebo Kits Delivered Nationwide in USA

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Nov 6, 2010

Alan's Factory Outlet Amish Gazebo Kits are Delivered Nationwide in USA.  Your Gazebo Kit is precut with all of the hardware included for easy assembly.  Gazebo Kits come in wood gazebo kits or vinyl gazebo kits

Here is how your gazebo kit will arrive at your home ready to begin putting together.

Gazebo Kits 

Most of the Gazebos can be assembled by two people in 1 day.  Step by step instructions are included with the gazebo kit.  After your gazebo is assembled it is ready for you to begin enjoying.  Here is an example of a 12' Double Roof Wood Gazebo.

Gazebo Wood Gazebos Virginia VA

Here are the Gazebo Kits Prices and Gazebo Kit Shipping Prices.

Pergola kits are also available.   Alan's Factory Outlet pergola kits are shipped in the USA.

Here are the pergola kit prices.

Topics: Gazebo Kits, Pergolas, Pergola Kits, Gazebos, Gazebo Kit, Vinyl Gazebo Kits, Amish Gazebo Kits, wood gazebo kits

Gazebos | Sit in Your Gazebo and Enjoy God's Creation!

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Tue, Sep 21, 2010

Gazebo Wood 12x20 Gazebos VA Virginia
Gazebos are a relaxing place to sit and watch God's creation.  This is a tranquil time to sit in the morning with a hot cup of coffee and watch the birds.  Gazebos are available in Wood or Vinyl.  Wood Gazebos are made with pressure treated wood.  Wood gazebo roofs are cedar shake shingles.  A stain or paint can be put on the wooden gazebo.

All of the gazebos have a step in to easily be able to enter and exit your gazebo.  Each Gazebo is handcrafted by the Amish and delivered fully assembled on a truck and trailer.  The Gazebo is then placed in your desired location. 

Vinyl Gazebos are maintenance free and do not require any staining or painting.  The vinyl gazebos are built with white vinyl.  Ivory colored gazebos are available as an upgrade.  The vinyl gazebos come with shingles and you get to pick the shingle color that best matches your home.  Vinyl gazebos come with trek flooring.

Gazebos are built in many different sizes.  There are octagon gazebos which are available in 8', 10', 12' and 14' octagon sizes.  There are oval shape gazebos and thirdly there are rectangle gazebos.  You have two different roof lines to choose from when ordering a gazebo.  Gazebos come standard with a single roof line or you can get a double roof gazebo.  The gazebo in the above picture is a double roof gazebo. 

A cupola is standard on all octagon and oval gazebos.  All gazebos have a pressure treated base.  Screen package (includes screen door) is available on all gazebos.

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This picture reminds me of scripture Genesis 9:12-17

12 And God said: “This is the sign of the covenant which I make between Me and you, and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. 14 It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; 15 and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16 The rainbow shall be in the cloud, and I will look on it to remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”


The New King James Version. 1982 (Ge 9:12–17). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Topics: Gazebos, Gazebo, Vinyl Gazebo, Wood Gazebo, Wooden Gazebos, Amish Gazebos, Octagon Gazebo, Oval Gazebos, Screened Gazebos

Gazebo Kits and Pergola Kits Shipped Nationwide

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Jul 24, 2010

Alan's Factory Outlet Gazebo Kits and Pergola Kits are both shipped Nationwide in the USA.  Gazebo Kits and Pergola Kits are Handcrafted by the Amish and are precut with all of the hardware and instructions included.

Gazebo Kits come in Pressure Treated Wood and Vinyl.  Gazebo Kits come with a Roof to provide you with additional protection from the elements.

Gazebo Kits 

Pergola Kits are only available in Pressure Treated Wood.  Pergola Kits do not give you the roof protection but they do give you a tranquil place to relax on a summer day.  The pergola kits are also much more economical since they do not have a fully closed roof.     

Pergola Kits

Alan's Factory Outlet Gazebo Kit Prices and Pergola Kit Prices are online for you to view them. 

Topics: Gazebo Kits, Pergolas, Pergola Kits, Gazebos, wood pergola kit

Sheds, Horse Barns, Garages, Two Story Sheds Delivery Info

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Sat, Jul 17, 2010

Sheds, Horse Barns, 2 Story Buildings
Many people wonder how our Sheds, Horse Barns, Garages, Two Story Sheds and Gazebos are delivered. 

The picture above will give you some visual insight on how this is achieved.  The truck and shed trailer total approximately 52 feet in length.  The driver will need enough room to either back the Storage Building into place or drive it to the location with plenty of room to turn around.  If the driver cannot drive to the site due to obstacles, weather or terrain he will place the building as close as possible.  It is your responsibility to make sure the property is properly accessible for a smooth delivery.

The clearance we need to successfully deliver the Shed is 2 feet wider than your building.  Example:  If your building is 12' wide you will need a foot on each side, totaling 14' wide clearance.  The height clearance needed is about 13 - 15 feet depending on the style and height of the Shed.

Some people wonder what is the best foundation or pad for a Storage Shed?  The most important aspect is that the pad is level whether you are sitting the building directly on the ground,  on a 4-6" tampered down gravel pad or placing the building on concrete.

I hope this has been helpful and informative.

Sheds, Horse Barns, Two Story Sheds



View of a 14x30 Dutch Barn on a

state maintained road.

Topics: Garages, Sheds, Gazebos, horse barns, Two Story Sheds

Gazebos & Gazebo Kits for Your Backyard

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Jan 14, 2010

Gazebos, Gazebo Kits, Backyard GazeboGazebos & Building Kits for Your Home or Backyard

Gazebos and gazebo kits could be just the thing your backyard needs to transform it into a relaxing retreat area. Amish built gazebos are available in two options: pressure treated wooden gazebos and vinyl gazebos. Each gazebo is custom built in the size and style to meet your needs. There are octagon, oval and rectangle gazebos. A single or double roof is available for purchase with each gazebo.

These outdoor gazebos give you a great place to enjoy a relaxing dinner or can be used to create a private place for that new hot tub you've always wanted. Optional screens or vertical 4 track windows are great to help keep those bugs out of your gazebo.

Maybe you want a gazebo on a deck or in a remote location in your backyard. We have the solution for those situations. When you order backyard gazebo kits online you will receive a product that is precut and packaged with all of the hardware and includes detailed step-by-step instructions allowing you to assemble your gazebo in a remote location. Gazebo kits come in wooden or vinyl and are available in octagon or oval styles. Most gazebo kits can be assembled by two people in a day or two.

Gazebo, Gazebo Kits, Vinyl GazeboMore and more people are turning to a backyard gazebo as a way to invest in their home and make it more enjoyable. Backyard gazebos can create beautiful areas as part of the landscaping projects that you are completing. Backyard gazebos allow you to enjoy the outdoors by providing a shady area during the hottest part of the day, as well as shelter from the rain. The backyard gazebo kits make it easy to quickly set up your gazebo chosen from the many options we have for sale here in our online inventory.

At Alan's Factory Outlet we have been helping customers choose the best gazebos to meet their needs for more than ten years.



Topics: Gazebo Kits, Gazebos, Wooden Gazebo, Gazebo, Backyard Gazebo, Vinyl Gazebo

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