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Satellite Dish Used To Build Gazebo
Joseph Wood of Auburndale, Fla., built a 10-ft. dia. gazebo using a satellite dish for the roof. “I was vacationing in Indiana, and my friend had a large satellite dish he wasn’t using anymore,” says Wood. “I had it shipped to Florida.”
Satellite dishes make for excellent outdoor structures because they’re designed to withstand the elements. Wood’s dish had signs of hail damage but was otherwise in good condition. “I hadn’t seen anything like this before, but I had a hunch it would work out,” says Wood. He purchased 7-ft. poles, railings, and vinyl panels at Lowes to build the gazebo.
“I estimate I spent about $1,200 on gazebo supplies and then another $1,200 for the 12-ft. by 12-ft. deck I built it on,” he says.
After construction, the gazebo required minimal maintenance for the three years he owned it. “I was so proud of this gazebo that I used my label maker and placed signs all over it that said ‘Handmade by Joe Wood.’”
While Wood has since moved away from the home where he built his gazebo, he knows it attracted plenty of interest in the neighborhood. “When we were selling the house, the new owners told me I had to leave the gazebo behind,” he says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joe Wood (ph 765-336-4670).

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