HOW THIS PROJECT CAME ABOUT
Several seasons ago I rebuilt our 1000 sq ft of decks and my wife apparently liked that because one day she came home dragging along a ten foot square gazebo-like structure. It had a metal frame holding a canvas top and curtains. As it turned out the cheapo gazebo was a pretty decent idea. We ended up entertaining and living in it a lot more than we thought we would. But our brutal Midwestern winters took their toll and I decided to replace it with something far more substantial.
YOU SAY GAZEBO, I SAY GARDEN STRUCTURE
Technically what I came up with is not a gazebo. Ours is square and a traditional gazebo is usually a multi-sided turret shaped structure. Thus the awkward moniker - garden structure.