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Quaint old world elegance that inspires a neatly cut lawn and brass band.

Taking design cues from its namesake in Northwestern England, the Carlisle gazebo design is reminiscent of a charming merry-go-round. Its lightheartedness has an almost fairy tale feel, demonstrated in the traditional turned spindle railings and whimsical gingerbread corner braces. No wonder our customers say this octagonal gazebo design creates the ideal setting for an outdoor fair. Then, after the festivities, this backyard gazebo lives happily ever after as the centerpiece of so many more happy family gatherings and garden parties. Browse more in our favourites!

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  • Our classic Carlisle gazebo cheerfulness brings a fairy tale atmosphere to any garden space. View more on pricing and everything you need to know about your Carlisle gazebo.

  • Carlisle gazebo


- Characterized by an elliptically curved hip roof.
- Adaptable octagonal design.
- Perfect for any family gathering.

Popular options:
  • Classic Screen Kits
  • Weathervanes
  • Wall Benches

Floor plan

Below is a floorplan design detail for our Carlisle gazebo.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Carlisle gazebo Floor Plan
Floorplan with an enlarged detail of our garden gazebo wall-framing component

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own traditional San Cristobal space and share as you like.
You may also download graph paper and print out a few sheets to help designing your own space!

What Carlisle gazebo size should I get?

Depending on the usage, a good rule of thumb to follow is to accommodate a few chairs and a patio table inside the structure. Our smallest gazebo (8’) will comfortably accommodate 2 adults. If you need more space, increase the size of your Tattle Creek by 2’ to give extra room for 2 more adults. (i.e. 10’ gazebo holds 4 adults).


Level of Difficulty:

Though the Carlisle garden gazebo building requires some carpentry skills, it’s a great DIY construction project. Our gazebo kits include easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams, and assembly videos that will help you through the process. Below is a series of photos showing one of our San Cristobal cedar garden gazebos being assembled.

  • floor sections on patio stones Carlisle gazebo

    Gazebo floor sections on patio stones

  • Carlisle gazebo wall framing materials

    Carlisle gazebo wall framing materials

  • Carlisle gazebo wall assembly

    Garden gazebo wall assembly

  • Roof assembly preparations for Carlisle gazebo

    Roof assembly preparations for a Carlisle building

  • completed Carlisle Garden gazebo

    Garden gazebo completed with French doors and windows (click image for more details)

  • Completed traditional garden Carlisle gazebo

    Completed traditional garden gazebo building (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

The Carlisle style is manageable to assemble with a few extra set of hands, however, if you feel that you may want some assistance check out our hire a contractor page.

Hiring a contractor Carlisle gazebo garden
Building a gazebo
  • 3D Video Tour of our Carlisle design

    The products featured is a 12ft. Carlisle gazebo in a poolside setting.

    Visit our 3D Tours page to see all the Summerwood gazebo styles.

  • Cedar gazebo assembly video

details & specs

Carlisle Gazebo Dimensions

8' 8' - 3 1/16" 11' - 3 1/2" 5" 7' - 5" 3' - 11 1/2"
10' 10' - 5 5/8" 12' - 5" 5" 7' - 5" 4' - 7"
12' 12' - 1/2" 13' - 1" 5" 7' - 5" 5' - 3"
14' 13' - 11 3/16" 13' - 7" 5" 7' - 5" 5' - 9"
16' 15' - 8 15/16" 15' - 4" 7" 7' - 6" 7' - 3"
18' 15' - 8 15/16" 17' - 8 3/4" 7" 8' - 11 1/2" 8' - 2 1/4"
20' 19' - 8 15/16" 18' - 8" 7" 8' - 11 1/2" 9' - 1 1/2"

Our measurements (i.e. Nominal & Actual Building Size) are taken from the outside face of the upright columns. In the figure above it is represented in measurement “A”, it is portrayed in plan view in the “Floor Framing” section further down on this page.

Wall Assembly

Garden gazebo wall assembly example

All our garden gazebo design styles feature built-up columns comprised of upright posts sandwiched by wall sides on either side. The Carlisle gazebo wall sides come with spandrels and railings, and are designed to have screen kits added and wall benches mounted.

If you have any other questions pertaining to the size of the building, please do not hesitate to ask us, we're here to help.

Roof Assembly

The Carlisle garden gazebo gazebo roof increases in complexity as the size increases, below is the roof framing for the 12’ Tattle Creek. For smaller sizes, the size and number of components incorporated in the roof structure are reduced.

Carlisle gazebo roof assembly

Floor Framing

Summerwood’s gazebo floors are built in 8 sections that are fastened together to form the octagonal footprint. The dimension “A” on the figure below references back to the Carlisle Gazebo Dimensions Chart above.

Floor sections of a gazebo


The Carlisle gazebo is well suited to a traditional patio stone foundation. A concrete pad foundation or pier footings are also possibilities.

Visit Foundations Page for detail.

Framed garden gazebo triangular floor sections


Like all Summerwood Gazebos, the Carlisle garden gazebo is a fantastic display of premium materials coming together for any of your backyard needs.

item material dimension notes
joists cedar 2x4 - 2x6 framed triangular sections
skirt cedar 1x4 - 1x6 covers pt material
floor boards cedar 2x6 nailed to cleats to form panels
floor splines cedar 2x2 floor members separating panels
floor center cedar 2x8 center floor component
item material dimension notes
uprights cedar 2x4 - 2x6 centre of supporting column
wall sides cedar 2x6 - 2x8 fastend to either side of upright
wall jambs cedar 2x4 - 2x6 fastend to wall sides
rails cedar 2x3 - 2x4 N/A
wall panels cedar 2x4 & 1x6 N/A
pickets cedar 2x2 N/A
item material dimension notes
rafters cedar 2x8 - 2x12 roof framing members
compression ring cedar 2x8 - 2x12 center framing for cupola
roof boards cedar 1x6 roof substructure
shingles cedar n/a outter skin of the roof
cap & bead cedar n/a trim along roof ridges
item material dimension notes
rafters cedar 2x4 - 2x6 roof framing members
hub cedar 4x4 center framing for cupola
roof boards cedar 1x6 roof substructure
shingles cedar n/a outter skin of the roof
cap & bead cedar n/a trim along roof ridges
cone cedar 2x8 top trim element for the peak

Mix & Match

Like all summerwood, styles if you wish to customize your building further you have the option to combine design elements/ building features from one gazebo to another.


Visit "options and accessories" for detail and pricing of our accessories.

Find below pricing for all of the Carlisle sizes that we have built so far. Don't see your size? Ask us and we will provide you with a quote.

Note that pricing below is for the base kit only. Doors, windows, and other options are à la cart so that you can customize to your hearts content.


All prices in $USD
Small Carlisle
Gazebos, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft. $10,195 $14,495
10ft. $12,595 $17,795
12ft. $16,995 $23,895
14ft. $22,695 $31,695
16ft. $29,395 $40,595

Custom Designs

Summerwood will take your custom design and make it your own. If you have something different in mind, talk to one of our designers about bringing it to life.

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