Today, we’re sticking with the gazebo theme, and we’re going to take a look at three very different looking styles of wrought iron gazebos.
Of course, that item was made out of wood, and featured a swing seat, whereas this one is made of wrought iron and the seat is fixed, but other than that, they both have a similar look, and can, of course, be used for similar purposes.
As with the Pergola Swing Set, this is designed so that you can let flowers, plants or vines grow over the framework, thus providing a lovely, secluded and, if you choose the right flowers, pleasantly scented, spot for one or two people to relax in.
In fact, if you had two of these, facing each other, then you could create a wrought iron version of the Imperial Arbor, which we featured a couple of weeks ago. This way, the entire family could repair to the gazebos for some time together, away from the distractions of TVs and computer games, the telephone, etc.
This Oasis Gazebo is the smallest of the three gazebos we’re reviewing here, as it measures just 61 inches wide by 48 inches deep, and it’s 84 inches tall.
The wrought iron is coated in a charcoal brown powder finish, and the entire unit weighs 230lbs.
Next, we have the Parisian Gazebo, which the manufacturer says is reminiscent of the ones that were prevalent in the gardens of the aristocracy in 14th century France.
Its diameter is almost 11 feet, and it’s just over nine feet in height. This model, too, has a charcoal brown powder coating, it weighs 335lbs, and it is rated for a wind load of 100mph (ground anchor spikes are included, and it also features anchorable feet).
Similar to this is the Roselane Metal Gazebo, although this is one is slightly smaller, with a diameter of just eight feet, and a height of nine feet.
The description says the colour is antique green, but it looks more like a shade of blue to us.
It’s also constructed from steel, not wrought iron, although we’re including it on this page because it looks so much like the Parisian Gazebo.
“We had this Gazebo for several years and it is of very good quality, no rust. We placed it on a stone patio under a tree and next to a pond with a waterfall – a very intimate and relaxing place.” Klaus Langeneckert, Illinois
(We have to confess that this particular style does not appeal to us – they’re both actually more reminiscent of a bird cage, but we realise that different people have different tastes.)
The final wrought iron gazebo of the day is known as the Wrought Iron Elongated Gazebo, and this one measures 10 x 12 feet.
As with all of these models, it’s designed to allow vines to climb all over it, and we see three possible places you could use one of these.
Firstly, it would make a really imposing entrance to your house, if you have the space out front, of course.
Secondly, it would look great on your patio, as somewhere to hang out under on a nice summer’s day.
And finally, if you have the land, it would look great at the end of the garden, maybe as somewhere to go for a picnic on a warm afternoon. However, you should bear in mind what we said in our Gazebo Building Tips about gazebos getting used less often, the further away from the house they are.
If you’ve been reading our many articles, then you’ll probably already know that our favourite, of these four gazebos, is the Wrought Iron Oasis Gazebo – to us, it’s by far the most charming, and the most practical too.
Click here to read more about our preferred model…
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