The Amelie Architectural Steel Garden Gazebo
If you can assemble it despite the problems with connections and fittings it will probably be OK since the materials themselves are sturdy.
The product will probably be adequate but it certainly wasn't easy to assemble, partly because the center piece did not fit well at all, and the structure didn't match the descriptions given in the very inadequate instructions. The "roof" tubing didn't even have the "pins" to fit in the holes (which were also missing) in the "wall" tubing. So the instructions to anchor the roof onto the structure were meaningless. I was able to at least clamp the roof onto the wall using the two little brackets which were present for each roof tubing. I also had to use cable ties to keep the center portion of the roof tubes tight together enough to at least come close to making the caps fit. I like the overall look of the structure, and the tubing seems robust enough, it's just that the instructions were a joke and the fittings and connections were poorly designed and/or manufactured. I have had similar serious problems with other similar items made in China. If I were to do it over again I would look for something American-made.
November 8, 2014
So pretty and elegant
I bought this gazebo a couple of years ago and put it together myself (I'm a woman in my sixties and have a bad back). I sewed a sunshade top (not curtains) for it in a complementary color, which I hang immediately under the architectural elements so as not to detract from the beauty of the gazebo, and hold it on with velcro. The sun shade is kept on all summer. I live in a high wind gust area but the gazebo has never been damaged and still looks good. I've strung solar lights along the edges, a trumpet vine is growing up one side and I added a bistro table and chairs to the interior, which I spray painted to match the gazebo. This year I will do some touch up painting of the gazebo as there are rust spots at some of the joints. In a dry climate they are fixable and I hope the gazebo will last for several more years. Overall I'm very pleased with the gazebo as it continues to add beauty and function to my yard.
May 10, 2014
lOOKS GREAT ALL YEAR ROUND.BOUGHT IT IN 2011 .get alot of good reviews.
LOVE IT WAS EASY TO PUT UP. BOUGHT IT IN 2011 WILL NEED A LITTLE PAINT JOB IN 2014.
January 10, 2014
2 metal colors
i was so very disappointed, although the gazebo looks amazing from the street.. it came in 2 different colors of browns and when you think of metal you think heavy and this wasnt the case. very light metal work and all the welding joints dont meet.
August 23, 2013
this product has great features
I love the gazebo,It was easy to put together,came double boxed so nothing would be damaged. It has so many things you can do with it,I cant wait to start.
I plan on growing grape vines all around it,hanging some potted plants in the panel area,adding a bistro table and chairs and maybe a hanging chandlier with
candles in the center or solar lights.It is a great center attraction for your garden or landscaping area.
August 13, 2013
The gazebo arrived very fast. Somewhat easy to assemble, but the screws didt screw in all the way. Came Nicely packaged. Overall nice gazebo
Overall nice gazebo for the money? The gazebo arrived very fast and well packaged. Minor scrape or two. Somewhat easy to assemble but the screws didn't screw in all the way. The structure is pretty light but beautiful.
September 22, 2012
This gazebo is so classic, the design is extremely elegant and it is a perfect addition to any backyard! My two teenagers and I put it together in less than an hour. I too saw it on another site for double the price. This was a great buy and has all of my neighbors so jealous. Thanks again Design Toscano!
June 17, 2009
This is a wonderful gazebo! It is well made and has a nice finish on the metal. Designs Tuscano's price is almost half the price of another well known catalog retailer. I thought the shipping was high, until I saw the size and number of boxes it arrived in. Even with the shipping cost, this gazebo is an excellent buy and it looks great in my garden.
April 10, 2008