Crawford Collection Gazebo
I like the size of this gazebo because our deck is 9 feet wide, but the frame is very flimsy. We got this gazebo as a gift last year, and had it up for about a month before we had to take it down for winter. As we did with our last gazebo we left the frame up for the winter. I thought the frame was too light and flimsy to do this, but my husband assured me it would be ok. The frame was very light like it was made out of plastic instead of steel. Well turns out I was correct, snow came off the roof and completely flattened the top of the frame, and it wasn't that much snow, that's just how light and flimsy the frame of this gazebo is. I would not recommend it to anyone, unless you can't find one this size anywhere else. If you have to go to the hassle of taking down the frame for the winter it's not worth it at all. Also it started to rust the second day we had it, as soon as it rained the first time. Rust poured out the seams of the metal and leaked into a puddle on the deck, which made a stain that cannot be removed.
March 29, 2013
Nice small canopy.
I've had mine for three seasons now and just put it away for the winter. It is a bit faded but otherwise still in perfect condition. I leave the frame up all winter and just spray a bit of WD40 in the spring. Excellent value for the money.
October 23, 2012
Verdict still out
I was fortunate to buy the gazebo during the end of season clearance but I've had trouble getting both canopies on the frame. The large one is stretched so tight I really have fears of it snapping at any time, and the smaller one I can't get over one corner at all.
It may be one of those situations where I've just missed something very basic; but when the instructions just say "put canopy onto the frame" you don't really have a lot to go by.
Otherwise... I love the look of it!
September 18, 2012
Good for the summer, not a great investment
I love the look of a gazebo in the backyard, however I have found that buying the more inexpensive gazebos do not work out in the long run. We had this model for about a year and a half before it got destroyed in a thunderstorm. The replacement canvas is expensive and not worth it in the long run. I would recommend spending more off the bat and buying a better quality gazebo which would last longer.
August 13, 2012
Great little gazebo for small yard
Just bought the 8'x8' last week, though it's on sale now for almost half, still a great little gazebo. Easy to assemble. Didn't get a warranty paper to send in so have to go to the store. Took photos of the tiny holes in the creases that may be a concern later on. The shade of the canopy makes it dark while under it and would love to find a choice of colors. Have no shade in the afternoon and with the humid weather can't enjoy my garden swing until I got this.
August 1, 2012
Easy to assemble, good instructions. Nice size for my small patio floor. Very happy for the purchase.
January 19, 2012
A little disappointed...
This gazebo was easy to install, fit perfectly in the required space and looked great! Within a week of putting it up though, the corner screens were rusted. Waiting to see if the manufacturer will assist us...
July 2, 2011
Colassal waste of money.
Covers do not last, and products by this comany are not adequately supported.
June 14, 2011
The perfect size for a small table and a few chairs.
May 10, 2011