Wanted to go with a solid roof after throwing out fabric canopies every few years. Box is 140lbs but when you open it take the roof panel box out, then the legs, and the rest is easy to manage with 2 people. Invest in a metric hex multi wrench if you don't have one or use a hex drill driver. Lots of screws and the enclosed wrench is better for ikea furniture. The frame went together with no real issues. Very solid and things lined up very well. Roof panels are a challenge but not horrible. Just take your time. Note: the roof struts should be screwed to the frame using the second hole, not the one on the end. It doesn't specify in the directions and we chose poorly resulting in some extra work redoing a few after we figured that out. It doesn't really tell you what order to attach the struts to the hub so we did 2 opposing ones and then attached those to the frame and then worked around from there. Took us about 5 hours soup to nuts and it looks great.
bought this gazebo last summer held up beautifully kept the sun off my guests and the rain,during the winter here in New York with all the snow we got, panels held up great but however if it gets windy you really have to secure this gazebo wind took it a blew the panels off and it took my husband and son 2 hours to put it back together if you can't bolt it down go buy 4 really nice planters fill half way with bad of quikcrete the fill the rest with dirt and plant flowers it will never move again also put a light in there its great I love it the only thing I regret is not buying a bigger one but if this one doesn't last I will buy the bigger one. take my advice anker it down because that's the only problem I had we fixed it and it doesn't move and the screen are washable I took them down after the summer and washed them in my washing machine they came out great
I love everything about the hardtop except it does not block out the sun. It acts more like a greenhouse and lets the sun shine in. It is very hot underneath and does a poor job of shading you from the sun . This gazebo is great if you want protection from the rain but it does a poor job giving shade from the sun. I would not recommend this hardtop gazebo if you need shade. The cloth canopy gazebos block out more sun.
We just purchased our Garden Oasis Hardtop Gazebo a few weeks ago, and it is like having an extra room on our house. My husband bolted it down to the patio, and it is a solid new addition to our home. It took 2 people 1 day to construct it, and it was well worth the investment.
It took less the 3 hours for 3 adults to assemble including clean up time. I invested in the hex drill bit as suggested in the other reviews and glad I did. It saved a lot of time. Instructions were simple. Don't recall anything written, most of it was just pictures to match up with the pieces and not to hard to follow. Only 2 different size screws and both used the same size drill bit plus they gave a small bag of "extra" screws. Roof was a little tricky. Panels were "lettered" and it was still difficult to match up with instructions. If the 2 panels go past the joint connection point, then fiddle with the seam, they're just not fitted properly. Once you get the 1st two installed right, the rest go up quickly. So far I've had a few good rain/wind storms and it held up nicely. No leaks and it's still standing! Hoping it makes it through the snow as other reviews have indicated! It was a bargain at $719.99!
Assembled this 2 days ago. It looks really nice. There is nothing welded on this (everything is bolted), so, unlike my last cheap gazebo, I expect it to hold up better to the wind. You will need 3 people to assemble 1 of the steps (for about 20 min's), and 2 people for the roof. Buy a hex bit for your drill which will speed your assembly greatly. If you have problems fitting the roof together, check the corner of each panel - even the slightest bend on the corner will prevent the roof from fitting together. The frame seems VERY solid and very durable. My only concern is with the roof - the panels are very light plastic - about the weight of cardboard. I do not know how well they will hold up, or whether they will blow out in a strong windstorm, but the rest of the unit seems of high quality. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase.