Hi there, I am intrigued with your retrofitted metal to wood gazebo install. My question is how did you anchor the original metal poles to the ground? Did you make cement footings for the six legs?
Hello Libby! Yes, you’re correct. Dug down around sides maybe 8-10 in. and filled in w/cement. As an extra precaution, before filling, I had a small rebar cut into some short pieces at Home Depot, and doubled them over into sorta U-joint rods; and pounded one down into each hole (pushing it all the way down) astraddle the bottom railing. Simple procedure. Just gotta have heavy foot or something to bend them over. But frequently we get wind gusts 40-55 mph here in El Paso and it’s held up fine.