Why a GaGa Bracket?
When it comes to GaGa Pits, you can purchase one for thousands of dollars or you can make one. Making one sounds easy, but it's not. You can purchase the lumber, nuts, bolts and washers at your local big box store, but figuring out out how to connect the sides at a 135 degree angle that looks good, is affordable and is easy to assemble can be a challenge.
I searched the internet for a solution, but could not find what I was looking for. Everything was too complicated, too ugly or too expensive. If I was going to do this right, I would need to design and build my own brackets. So I did.
It had to be sturdy - made from one piece of solid aluminum
It had to be easy to assemble - just four boards per side with one bolt on each end
It had to be inexpensive - costs the same or less than other options
It had to be versatile - use pressure treated lumber or composite lumber
It had to look good - I think it looks good as is, but you can always paint it
It had to offer options - the same bracket can make a 24" tall pit or a 30" tall pit
The GaGa Bracket
One set of eight brackets required per GaGa Pit
Assembled height is approx. 24" or 30"
For a 24" tall GaGa Pit, use four 6" wide boards per side (preferably 2" by 6" pressure treated lumber)
For a 30" tall GaGa Pit, use a 12" wide board for the top board of each side instead of a 6" wide board (preferably 2" by 12" pressure treated lumber)
Solid, one piece aluminum construction
Sides bent at 135 degrees
Feet bent at 90 degrees
Sturdy, long lasting, will not rust
Does not require painting, but can be painted
Holes are slotted for easier assembly
Holes are placed far enough away from corner so that boards do not need to be trimmed to fit
Holes are also placed in feet so that bottom plates can be added for outdoor use
Lumber is not included.
Nuts, bolts, and washers can be purchsed separately.
MADE IN THE USA
How Big Can I Make My Gaga Pit?
For a 19' wide pit, use 8' long boards
For a 24' wide pit, use 10' long boards
For a 29' wide pit, use 12' long boards
For a 24" tall pit, use four 6" wide boards per side
For a 30" tall pit, use three 6" wide boards and one 12" wide board per side
How Much Will My GaGa Pit Cost?
33 pressure treated boards = $200 - $400
(32 boards are for the sides, 1 board is for the feet)
3/8" by 2" long, galvanized carriage bolts, 3/8" galvanized nuts, and 3/8" galvanized washers = $99 (click on SHOP GAGA BRACKETS to purchase)
8 GaGa Brackets = $399 (click on SHOP GAGA BRACKETS to purchase)
Lumber cost depends on the length and width of lumber you decide to use
Composite lumber will cost more
I do not recommend using thinner or non pressure treated lumber
I also do not recommend using zinc plated hardware
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