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Assembling your new Summerwood gazebo is easy, safe and fun because we specially design our structures with you in mind. We want anyone and everyone to be able to assemble one of our gazebos, regardless of age, ability or building experience. The most difficult decision you make may be what color to stain your new gazebo!

Whether you intend to complete your new structure as a solo project, a shared experience with family & friends, or with the assistance of a professional contractor, we want the assembly process to go smoothly so you will be able to enjoy your Summerwood gazebo as soon as possible.

This section offers detailed information to guide you through the assembly process from start to finish. From a tools checklist to instruction booklets to video demonstrations, we provide the following assembly-related information:

Assembly Time | Tools for Assembly | Self Assembly | How Summerwood Can Help
Hiring a Contractor

Assembly Time

Depending on the size of your gazebo, and the type of roof you select, assembly times will vary. For example, choosing a pre-cut kit or pre-assembled format will affect the amount the time you can expect to spend building your Summerwood structure. Also, large roof panels, like those on the Tattle Creek will take longer to assemble than those on the Monterey.

Getting involved is useful and educational.

Consider enlisting the help of family and friends; the more hands available, the sooner you will be able to enjoy your new gazebo.

If you have any questions about the assembly time for your particular structure, please Contact Us. We can provide an estimate of hours, which may help you plan the assembly of your gazebo.

Tools for Assembly

For your convenience, we have compiled checklists of the basic tools you will need to successfully assemble your Summerwood gazebo. Where possible, we recommend optional tools that you may want to consider for easier and quicker assembly.

If you have any questions about the type of tools you should use to assemble your gazebo, or if you have trouble sourcing one of the recommended tools, please Contact Us.

Self Assembly

It can be a rewarding experience to assemble your new Summerwood gazebo and make it a solo or small group project.

Assembling your gazebo can be great fun!

Should you get stuck along the way, we're here to help!

If you enjoy:

  • Adopting a do-it-yourself or hands-on approach
  • Learning about the construction process
  • Setting your own hours to work on your project
  • Controlling aspects of the assembly process
  • Creating something from scratch
  • Taking pride in your own work

...then choose the flexibility that comes with self assembly.

Remember that help is available even if you choose to assemble your Summerwood gazebo yourself. Self-assembly does not mean you are left to flounder if you have questions about the assembly process. Simply Contact Us (Link) and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to assist you during any phase of your gazebo assembly.

Kit Assembly Formats

Summerwood gazebos are available in two convenient formats: pre-cut and pre-assembled. Each kit contains the essential parts you will need to build your gazebo, and includes the following:

  • Detailed, easy to follow instructions to guide you step-by-step through the building process
  • Assembly video to make construction a snap
  • Pre-assembled windows & doors if you purchase a San Cristobal or Coventry
  • Hardware such as screws and nails

Whether you purchase a pre-cut or pre-assembled kit, some assembly is required.

For important details about what is included in your kit, visit the Kit Formats page in our Information section.

Instruction Booklets

Every Summerwood kit includes a series of instruction booklets to guide you through the entire assembly process. Each booklet contains:

  • Clear, step-by-step instructions
  • Photos to help illustrate specific steps
  • Diagrams to give visual assistance, allowing you to locate parts easily and assembly sections correctly
  • Complete contact information for all the various ways we can assist you during the assembly process

Our assembly instructions are easy to follow.

For your convenience, we provide online versions of the instruction booklets below. We offer many different sizes and styles of Summerwood structures, but the assembly process remains primarily the same. Click here for a sample set of assembly instructions and to see how easy it is to assemble your gazebo.

Customer Testimonials

Because each Summerwood gazebo is carefully designed, it's easy to assemble your Summerwood structure. With helpful instruction booklets to guide you from start to finish, you can enjoy your new structure in no time. And since we offer various ways for you to contact a Customer Care Representative, answers to your questions are only a click, call or email away.

Your happiness motivates us to create bigger and better things all the time.

But we prefer to let our many happy customers speak for us. Click here to read about our customers' experiences in purchasing and building a Summerwood structure.

How Summerwood Can Help

Because each Summerwood gazebo is carefully designed, it's easy to assemble your Summerwood structure. With helpful instruction booklets to guide you from start to finish, you can enjoy your new structure in no time. And since we offer various ways for you to contact a Customer Care Representative, answers to your questions are only a click, call or email away.

Your happiness motivates us to create bigger and better things all the time.

Online Help | Email Support | Toll-free Assistance | Video Tutorials

  • Online Help

    Our ask an expert section is packed with questions and answers from people who have already built their Summerwood structures. If your question isn't in here, fire away and someone will respond promptly. If you prefer, our live help is also available in a pinch for our kit customers.

  • Email Support

    support@summerwood.com

    Email your inquiries during our hours of operation and a Customer Care Representative will respond immediately. If you contact us during off hours, we will respond to your email first thing on the next business day.

    Monday to Friday: 9am - 8pm (EST)
    Friday to Sunday: 9am - 5pm (EST)

  • Toll-free Assistance

    1 866 519-4634

    Some times you just want someone to talk you through your problem. If you require immediate assistance, call us anytime from anywhere and a Customer Care Representative will be happy to help you. (Please not that there is a small fee for this service if you have purchased our building plans.)

    On Sundays and off hours, we offer a mobile support service. Please follow the automated message prompts and you will be forwarded to our mobile support person.

    Alternatively, you can leave a message and we will return your call upon the next business day.

  • Video Tutorials

    To view an online version of the installation video that comes with your kit, please click here. The step-by-step video will take you through all building aspects from foundation to floor, walls, roof, trim and accessories. We have also compiled an animated assembly video that depicts each piece of a gazebo coming together. It's very informative and shows how easy construction really is. Please click here to view the animation.

Hiring a Contractor

If you are considering hiring a contractor to help assemble your Summerwood gazebo, we recommend that you do some research. It is important to enlist the services of a qualified contractor who understands your expectations for the project. Rates can also vary significantly and you should request a quote before any assembly work begins. If you would like some help calculating a reasonable amount to pay a contractor, please Contact Us.

Our "Hiring a contractor" package gives you all the tools to get the job done.

We provide a wealth of information that is not only helpful to novice builders but also experienced contractors. We encourage you to direct your contractor to our Information section. By reviewing our online information, your prospective contractor may be able to provide a more accurate quote.

To help you select the right contractor for your project, we have compiled a Contractor Checklist, which includes sample questions you should ask when you are searching for a contractor.

If you have any further questions or concerns about hiring a contractor, please Contact Us. We are happy to offer advice or suggestions as to how you can find a reputable contractor.

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