It’s been a while, but we’re returning to gazebos today, although they’re not the traditional ones.
These are what they call canopy gazebos, and you could be forgiven for thinking that they’re nothing more than tents without the sides.
In many ways, you’d be right – as we’ve said before, the distinctions between some of these different structures is faint, at best.
Nonetheless, we’re reviewing a couple of very different canopy gazebos today, and the first one, shown above, is called the Screened Party Gazebo. (Note that this model has been discontinue, but we do have a selection of tents and canopies for you to choose from instead.)
As the name suggests, this canopy gazebo is intended for a garden party, and with this model, you have two ways you can use it.
Firstly, you can zip up the sides, turning it into a screened gazebo, so that you can keep the flies and bugs at bay while you and your guests sit inside, in peace while you eat, drink and enjoy yourselves.
On the other hand, if you live in one of those rare bug-free areas, then you can tie the screens back, and leave it open, letting people wander in and out, maybe to fill up their glasses and top up their plates from a buffet table inside.
This gazebo comes in just two sizes – 10 x 10 ft and 13 x 13 ft, and the smaller size is also available in four different colours – almond, burgundy, hunter green and navy blue. (You can only get the larger version in the hunter green, shown above.)
Of course, you should know by now that this item comes partially assembled, but they claim that it only takes 20 – 25 minutes to put it up, and having read the 5-page assembly instructions, this seems like a reasonable estimate.
The second item we have for you today is a similar affair, and it’s called the 10 x 10 ft Commercial Canopy. (Note that this model has been discontinue, but we do have a selection of tents and canopies for you to choose from instead.)
As you can see from the photo, they intend this for people who may be selling fruit and veg by the roadside, for example.
Although the width is fixed, at 10 x 10 ft, the side height is adjustable from 72 inches to 84 inches, with the peak height varying accordingly from 126 inches to 138 inches.
It’s only available in white, and, again, it’s self-assembly – 10 – 15 minutes, apparently, and the two-page illustrated assembly instructions make it look very easy.
They do warn you that both canopy gazebos are temporary structures only – they are not intended to be left up permanently.
You should also note that anchors are not included with either of these gazebos.
Although these are both temporary structures, if that’s what you need (maybe you want to sell your home-grown organic produce outside your house, or you host regular garden parties, or you go on trips out and want somewhere to shade yourselves from the sun as you eat a picnic lunch), then these are both excellent.
However, if you’re looking for something a bit more permanent, then you will, of course, find plenty of suitable structures on our site, whether they be gazebos, pergolas, cabanas, sunrooms, arbours, etc.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, we both would choose the larger of the screened canopy gazebos – we hate being bugged by insects, especially if we’re eating, and the hunter green is a really pleasant colour as well. (Note that this model has been discontinue, but we do have a selection of tents and canopies for you to choose from instead.)
Check out this great selection of tents and canopies.
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