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A romantic, classic that ages magnificently.

The romance and splendor of old Mexico come to mind each time you set foot in your Monterey gazebo. Its gently curved roof and cupola are subtle style elements of the Monterey never dominating the landscape, simply enhancing it. This romantic styled gazebo kit complements your surroundings and ages well. The perfect spot to enjoy a family meal, or a good book on a hazy afternoon, the Monterey is a shade-lover's gazebo. Make it to your own specifications in our Custom Design Center now!

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  • Classic and romantic, the Monterey prefab gazebo complements your surroundings while enhancing your backyard landscape. Learn more on pricing and everything you need to know about your Monterey prefab gazebo.

  • Monterey prefab gazebo


- Characterized by an elliptically curved roof.
- Adaptable octagonal design.
- The prefect spot to enjoy a family meal.

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

Floor plan

Below are a few sample floorplans that articulate the popular options associated with the Monterey gazebo.
For more ideas and photos please visit Interiors under inspiration.

  • Monterey prefab gazebo Floor Plan
Floorplan with an enlarged detail of our cedar gazebo wall-framing component

Try this Floor Planner Tool to design your own traditional Monterey 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 Monterey 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 gazebo by 2’ to give extra room for 2 more adults. (i.e. 10’ gazebo holds 4 adults).


Level of Difficulty:

Though the Monterey cedar 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.

  • Monterey prefab gazebo floor sections on patio stones

    Prefab gazebo floor sections on patio stones

  • Monterey prefab gazebo wall framing materials

    Monterey gazebo wall framing materials

  • Monterey prefab gazebo wall assembly

    Prefab gazebo wall assembly

  • Roof assembly preparations for Monterey prefab gazebo

    Roof assembly preparations for a Monterey building

  • Completed Monterey prefab gazebo

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

  • A completed traditional prefab Monterey prefab gazebo

    A completed traditional prefab gazebo building (click image for more details)

Hiring a contractor

The Monterey style cedar gazebo 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 Monterey prefab gazebo
Building a Monterey gazebo
  • 3D Video Tour of our Monterey Design

    The products featured is a 14ft. Monterey garden gazebo in a poolside setting.

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

  • Prefab gazebo design assembly video

details & specs

Monterey Prefab 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

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 Monterey 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 Monterey prefab gazebo roof increases in complexity as the size increases, below is the roof framing for the 20’ San Cristobal without the cupola. For smaller sizes, the size and number of components incorporated in the roof structure are reduced.

Monterey 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 Monterey Prefab Gazebo Dimensions Chart above.

Floor sections of a gazebo


The construction of the cupola is a scaled down version of the construction of the Monterey gazebo. The wall panels feature pickets and glazing like the top spandrel of the main structures walls, and the roof assembly consists of hip rafters supporting roof boards and cedar shingles. The cupola is finished at the point with a top cone, and optional decorative ball.

Cupola assembly view for a classic Monterey prefab gazebo


The Monterey style 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 prefab gazebo triangular floor sections


Like all Summerwood Gazebos, the Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey
Gazebos, price list
kit size pre-cut pre-assembled
8ft. $8,395 $12,195
9ft. $9,295 $13,195
10ft. $9,995 $14,295
11ft. $11,895 $16,795
12ft. $13,295 $18,295
14ft. $17,395 $24,795
16ft. $22,695 $31,795
18ft. $36,295 $51,495

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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