I need to add something here. Shortly after this portion of the gazebo was completed, my wife was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in her life. Obviously construction halted while I devoted all of my time to caring for her. Likewise, when I finished the gazebo the following spring, she was still too weak to take many pictures.
I am happy to report that she has now beat cancer twice. This is one tough, wonderful woman I have here ;)
Where are the band-aids?---Pro Libertate!