September 27, 2019
A foldable gazebo is completely portable and can be packed up and set up in a new location within minutes. It is easy to assemble and collapse, but you may need a friend to help you out. There are different makes of foldable gazebos, but they usually follow the same principles. We will take the Totai 3m x 3m foldable gazebo to illustrate this article - one of the most commonly used foldable gazebos in South Africa.
Totai gazebo parts supplied
- Carry bag
- Frame of the gazebo
- Tension rod
- Tent of the gazebo (available in different colours)
How to assemble the gazebo
Place the frame of the gazebo on the ground on its legs (the sides of the frame are already connected).
With the help of a friend, unfold the frame half way open by pulling the opposite legs in the opposite direction of each other. Switch sides while unfolding so each leg is pulled alternately.
Once the frame has been been unfolded half way, insert the tension rod into the hollow pipe in the center of the frame. Continue to unfold until it is almost completely unfolded. Do not engage catch locks yet.
Unfold the tent of the gazebo and drape it over the frame. It should be a loose fit. Make sure that the corners are positioned corrected and the tension rod is placed in the center of the tent.
Fully unfold the tent and lock.
Clip the tent onto the frame and neaten the corners.
Adjust the gazebo height by pushing up the legs and engaging the locks.
To collapse the gazebo, do the steps in reverse. To release the locks, press down on the clamps.
As gazebos are not permanent structures, they should not be left unattended for long periods of time. Adverse weather may cause damage to the material over time, and darker colours may fade after long exposure to the sun.
Watch: How to set up a Totai Outdoor Foldable Gazebo