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ShadeScape® Pergola Kits by Western Timber Frame™

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Experience the Benefits of Modern Outdoor Living

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Why We Do What We Do:

We cherish the American tradition of family, community and country. We are good at innovation in engineering and designing customized, extra durable, over-sized, outdoor living structures that are fast and easy to assemble. It’s what we love to do.

Our passion is to influence the integrity of the home through American architecture inviting people who share in the same common values to gather together; strengthen the integrity of the home and build a stronger America.

Envision the Transformation

Before & After

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Customer Rated 5-Star Service

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“We are delighted with the deck and pergola that Western Timber Frame built for us. Everyone that sees it loves it! The quality of your work is excellent and, what we appreciate just as much, is the fact that you stand behind it. You place a high priority on customer satisfaction. We have already referred people to you and will continue to do so.”

Lori & Phil Hudson, Salt Lake City, UT

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Benefits Of A Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape® Pergola

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We use a massive mortised dovetailed joint connection system we call “The Dovetail Difference®” throughout our timber construction process creating very strong, rigid joints. On the test pictured above it didn’t give until it hit over 11,000 lbs.!

• Incredibly easy to maintain and lasts for a lifetime.

• Outstanding weight capacity!!! Tested to over 6,500 lbs. per dovetail.

• Easy to install! All materials are pre-cut and ready to assemble.

• UV-rated exterior stain lasts for many years.

• Reduces home energy costs if installed next to home.

Over the years, we’ve received feedback from hundreds of customers as to their favorite benefits of their Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape® Pergola Kit. The top three benefits our customers tell us are:

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#1 that it Looks Amazing!

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#2 the Shade,

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and #3 the Usability.

Western Timber Frame™ Gives Careful Attention to Your Specific Needs and Requirements

Enjoy the Many Benefits of Outdoor Living

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Family Time

We’ll work with you to create the perfect environment to facilitate an exciting environment for family barbecues, celebrations, birthdays, and other events.

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Place to Gather

We’ll help you create the perfect permanent multi purpose outdoor living place for all your family events, social gatherings, romantic evenings, and general purpose entertaining.

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Shade & Protection

Enjoy the beautiful outdoors under the protection of an outdoor living room. You can have the fresh air, breeze, sunshine, and still be protected from the heat of the sun.

Family Time

Any and every day

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We live in a fast paced world where everyone is connected through technology. Time devoted to family has become increasingly important. A pergola kit is the perfect way to incorporate family time into the busiest of lifestyles. A backyard can become a central gathering place for eating together inviting friends and neighbors for a BBQ or picnic and enjoying the afternoon in the fresh air.

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Gathering Place

Where everyone always feels at home

With the advancements of technology it has also generated a greater need to connect in person and pergolas provide shade as well as wonderfully establishing new means for social gatherings. Whether hosting a large event or gathering in a private group, a pergola kit is an ideal permanent structure for an outdoor entertainment space for restaurants, parks, family gatherings, weddings, reunions, business or community events and more.

Hammocks, Swings &Benches

Relax inSerenity

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Because our pergolas are engineered with the amazing new technology, The Dovetail Difference®, they can easily hold a large swing, or multiple hammocks. Swings are a nice addition to pergolas or gazebo kits for any purpose. It is a breath of fresh air to have a beautifully designed pergola that is structurally strong enough to hold swings as well. That is something you don’t find very often.

Holidays,Birthdays,Festivals & More!

Celebrating with those you love.

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We have received numerous pictures and stories of how much our dovetailed pergola kits provide more comfortable shade for birthdays, holidays, festivals and every other type of gathering and event you can think of. It has seemed to us that once our kits are installed the possibilities are endless.

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Soothing at home Comfort

Would you like more privacy while in your hot tub? Or to protect the investment you made when purchasing your hot tub with shade? A pergola kit is the answer for you. We have seen pergola kits set up around hot tubs with lights, rope lights, t.v.’s mounted on the sides, shades and curtains and so much more…with endless possibilities.

Outdoor Furniture & Accessories

Convenience and lasting durability.

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Heavy-duty timber picnic tables, park benches, stairways and out-door furniture provide a pleasant and inviting comfort in the open air. They are stylish, sturdy and durable, suited to out-door weather conditions and are surprisingly comfortable.

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Weddings & Receptions

Bringing families together.

Have you ever had to pay for a wedding or reception only to feel afterward that you don’t have a whole lot to show for it? Don’t get me wrong many memories are made for those few short hours during the celebration to be sure. We have many people call and say, “I want to have the reception in my own backyard and keep some of the decorations and improvement.” It gives them a great excuse for spending some extra money at home, in the yard. Our pergola kits have been the perfect backdrop for making those “special vows”. Or for the sign in registry, gift tables, wedding cake display or so much more. This will keep some special memories more alive every time you see or use your dovetailed timber frame pergola kit.

Poolside Shade

Alive, Complete, Strong

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Just choose our dovetail pergola kits for some sweet action shade! Other features you may desire are cabinets for pool towels, pool accessories, cleaning supplies, chemicals, etc. These details make pool maintenance easier. Adding lighting to your poolside dovetail pergola or dovetail pavilion also facilitates and expands usage at night. A pergola makes a pool a more comfortable place to relax.

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Decks, Porches Steps & Stairways

Clean, Fresh, Convenient

Extremely durable decks & stairways that will last a lifetime. A deck or porch area is another great way to expand your living space. It is also a wonderful place to throw an outdoor party on the deck or have a smaller porch party.

Spontaneously Entertain

Outdoor Kitchens

Culinary delights anytime.

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Culinary needs can be a delight in an outdoor kitchen under the protection of your pergola or pavilion. Outdoor kitchens can feature a wide assortment of accessories including pizza ovens, grills, ovens, cabinets, counter tops, bars, power, fans, sinks, and so on. With the addition of radiant heat you can create a year round outdoor retreat. In the summer, turn on the fans and barbecue some honey glazed ribs. In the winter, enjoy hot chocolate under the cozy warmth of radiant heat with the option of built in lights, or ambient Christmas lights. The possibilities are endless, and you aren’t even limited by your imagination as our design specialist will walk you through step by step to help YOU determine what YOUR needs are.

Entry& Walkways

Haven of Shelter

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Covered walkways and entryways can be a stylish and beautiful addition to a home or business but they are also a very practical add-on, giving added shade and protection from UV rays, wind, rain and snow.

Where trees aren’t practical

Easy Solutions

In places next to a building or utility lines where growing a tree would not be practical, a solid wood timber frame dovetailed pergola can give that much needed comfortable shade that real wood offers.

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Enjoy More Privacy

Savor Sweet solitude


Outdoor Lighting

An Elegant invitation.

Summer parties, good food and a night full of friends and laughter can create memorable moments. Lighting on a dovetailed pergola or timber shade structure is a way to add elegance to a property, garden or landscape, day or night. Lighting also adds security, creates depth making the property seem larger and more inviting. A dovetail timber frame pergola can ensure a wonderful experience with shade and the guests can still relax and enjoy themselves even if there is an unexpected change in the weather. It also is a wonderful place to sit back and put up your feet in quiet solitude enjoying the stars, reading a good book or watching an outdoor movie.

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Save $ on Utilities

Nature’s Natural temperature control

Besides added shade and protection from the implement weather, a pergola usually lowers utilities to your home by 10-20% if installed next to or attached to your home. We have found that you will dramatically notice more of a difference if your kit is installed on the West facing wall of your home where it get most of the sun.

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Carport &Covering/Porte-cochère

Welcome Home

A Carport adds shelter for your vehicles and protection from snow, rain and sun. Some use their carport for a handy outdoor shelter as they would a pergola to entertain, picnic and gather together with friends. A Porte-cochère offers a place to pick up and drop off passengers from a vehicle with protection from the elements.

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Amenities the way you like

Maximize Your experience

Charge your smartphones, tablets, and other USB devices, while you watch movies on your outdoor t.v. that is plugged into one of the main electrical receptacles up top with our integrated TimberVolt® power option. And so much more!

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and the List of Benefits Goes On and On

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Hide Unsightly Bolts & Hardware

Our special mortised The Dovetail Difference® joints not only allow for a long-lasting, perfect joint, but it also virtually eliminates the use of unsightly galvanized brackets, hangers, and bolts. Instead, we are able to hide all of this behind the beams and rafters giving you the beautiful old world craftsmanship. Take note of the extremely tight joints that you see in all of our pictures. These joints are not the exception but the rule for every timber pergola kit we deliver.

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The Dovetail Difference®

Revolutionary Joint System Eliminates Gaps and Makes Pergola Kit Installation Simple

Conventional Timber Frame Kit

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Cracking After Just 18 Months

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Tight Joints After the 18 Months

Because wood naturally expands and contracts with seasonal changes, our unique method reduces future warping, twisting, and gap exposure. With  The Dovetail Difference®, our easy interlocking corners and drop-in rafter layouts, the hard work is done for you by our experienced craftsmen. Once assembled, our kits do not show any unsightly bolts, lags, hangers and hardware. We deliver perfection from first contact to the successful installation of your Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape® Pergola Kit.

“I am so impressed with the craftsmanship. the beams fit together perfectly and I can’t even tell where the joints are…all the timber was pre-cut and stained, ready to be installed. Nothing had to be re-cut. It had all been measured perfectly.” -Devon O’Brien, Holladay, UT

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A Fast & Easy Installation

We test fit every single piece before we ship to ensure that your installation will be easy and fun.

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“We finished the pergola this weekend! It looks awesome!! Only took about 3 1/2 hrs. My brother said this is a GREAT kit!!! Said if you ever needed anyone to install in our area that he’d be more than happy to do it. Just wanted to let you know how excited we are!” Karen Reynolds – Enterprise, AL

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Our Design Managers can help you design your pergola. Click HERE or Call Today! 877-870-8755

Easy installation from beginning to end!

Mortised Joints Make Leveling a Breeze
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Western Timber Frame™ The Dovetail Difference® joint system that allows for the natural seasonal expansion and contraction of timber pergola joints. These photos show the notch and the groove of the mortised interlocking joints used on the posts, beams, etc.

  • Ease of install
  • Longer lasting
  • Higher quality
  • Layout
  • Gap exposure
  • No hangers
  • Fast Installation

  • Pre-drilled
  • Reduce warping & twisting
  • Min possibility for mistakes
  • Pre-stained
  • Posts Mortised
  • All Fasteners
  • Eased Edge on all timbers

“The pergola we ordered came together beautifully-completely erected in one day by two men. They were so impressed with it themselves, they have recommended it to other customers we could not be happier. As an architect who is aware of how important the details are, Western Timber Frame has the details figured out well. They are very good at what they do.” Aaron C. Ruby, AIA, LEED AP, Ruby Architects, Inc. Little Rock, AR

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Slotted Drop-in Rafter Layout Saves You Time and Prevents Warping and Twisting

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Another unique feature that we include with every timber pergola kit is drop-in rafter layouts. There are two main benefits of the drop-in rafter layout. The first is ease of installation. Because the timber beam that supports the rafters is already marked and slotted, you don’t have to measure anything or try to figure the proper spacing of your rafters. However, the primary benefit of the drop-in rafter layout is that it helps prevent warping and twisting of the rafters year after year. The hard work is done for you by our experienced craftsman.

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All necessary Timber Pergola Kit parts are pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-notched for ease of installation.

3 Easy Steps To Build Your Timber Pergola Kit!!

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Select From Our Extensive Beam Profile Options

The decorative beam end profiles are no additional cost. Something that many of our customers opt for is to send us their own custom beam end profile. This is often the perfect way to tie in some other element of your home or business. These are just some of the more popular decorative beam end profiles that you can choose from.

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Select From One of Our Stock Colors & Stains

We only use the highest quality premium grade stains. These stains are our standard colors that we have had developed based on customer feedback. As you browse our gallery, notice the examples. If you see something you like, you can have it in any color you see here.

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We also offer as an upgrade customized colors such as this white below for example. Talk to one of our design managers if you have something specific in mind.

Please note: due to different computer monitors/calibrations stain/paint colors may vary slightly from what is pictured.

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Choose One of Our Standard Knee Brace Styles (when applicable)

Besides personalizing your kit with decorative end profiles and stains, you also have the option of any one of our knee braces. Besides adding beauty and contrast to the horizontal and vertical beams and posts, knee braces add strength and durability to your pergola and help ensure that you will not have any twisting or warping throughout the life of your pergola kit.

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Easy Maintenance!

When it comes to maintenance: many timber kits require painting or staining yearly and all materials have some upkeep and maintenance. However, with our kits, they only require a touch up stain every 3-5 years with our proprietary water based UV resistant solid stain.

You simply add some of our stain to a spray bottle, mist any needed areas and roller over them and you’re good for another 3-5 years and your kit looks brand new again.

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Our Design Managers can help you design your pergola. Click HERE or Call Today! 877-870-8755


Our full size solid wood pergolas kits offer excellent value while still providing you with long lasting protection from the elements.

Each kit includes:

  • 6″ x 6″ Posts
  • 3″ x 10″ Beams
  • 2″ x 8″ Rafters (18″ OC)
  • 2″ x 4″ Shade Planks (8″ OC)
  • 2″ x 8″ Knee Braces
  • All lags, screws and hardware
  • Installation manual
  • 1 can of touch up stain

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Ideal for breezeways, backyard or garden entrances, or a smaller patio area for a romantic evening shared with company or a friend. These kits are also great for a unique backdrop for wedding ceremonies. SIZES: 10′ x 10′ – 12′ x 12′

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Perfect for an amazing outdoor living area with couches and a mounted TV, outdoor gym with attached exercise equipment, shade next to any sports court, or an outdoor kitchen for family gatherings with friends and family. SIZES: 12′ x 14′ – 14′ x 16′

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Excellent for recreational purposes such as weddings, church activities, and business events. There is plenty of space for multiple outdoor living accessories, gaming tables, outdoor kitchen and bar. The possibilities are endless! SIZES: 16′ x 16′ +

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Ideal for multi-level homes/building, great for apartments and condos, entryways, existing patios, balconies, etc.

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Click HERE or Call 877-870-8755 to Speak with One of Our Design Managers to Help You Create the Perfect Design for Your Backyard.

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We had our new Pergola built by Western Timber Frame because they had the right quality that we were looking for. They were extremely fast and very accommodating for our needs in what we wanted done. They were clean and efficient during the process. With the addition of our pergola we feel that we have added another room on to our home. We spend lots of time outside and the added shade that it provides is just what we wanted. We would recommend Western Timber Frame to anyone that is looking for high quality and a great experience. — Steve & Camilla Starks

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These are our best-selling pergola kits on the market. We are famous for these solid wood pergola kits because of the thicker size of posts and beams we use. These pergola kits offer more value and unique features than you can find anywhere else. They are more durable with less warping and twisting due to our distinct design.

Each kit includes:

  • 8″ x 8″ Posts
  • 4″ x 12″ Beams
  • 3″ x 10″ Rafters (18″ OC)
  • 2″ x 6″ Shade Planks (10″ OC)
  • 3″ x 8″ Knee Braces
  • All lags, screws and hardware
  • Installation manual
  • 1 can of touch up stain

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Best suited for use in smaller outdoor living areas, over hot tubs for protection and privacy, and perfect for a quiet corner in your backyard with swings, benches, or hammocks. These kits are also great for a small patio set along with some hanging plants. SIZES: 10′ x 10′ – 12′ x 12′

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Ideal for an average patio area with plenty of space for family gatherings and barbeques. Excellent for over an outdoor kitchen, alongside the pool for some relaxing shade, or to mount a TV and some lights for a night out with friends and neighbors. SIZES: 12′ x 14′ – 14′ x 16′

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Great for large gatherings, business or corporate retreats, and wedding events. Ideal for multiple outdoor living arrangements and accessories. The sky is the limit on the creative ways to maximize these kits. SIZES: 16′ x 16′ +

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Perfect for multi-level homes/building, great for apartments and condos, entryways, existing patios, balconies, etc.

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At Western Timber Frame™ we customize for the uniqueness and expansion of businesses and recreational purposes. From beautiful timber entryways to massive pergolas large enough to cover an entire outdoor restaurant, we can do anything to suit your needs.

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A Quick & Easy Way To Expand An Entrepreneurial Enterprise.

“The quality of their work is outstanding. It was refreshing to see the work performed on time and as scheduled. I have never contracted work before without a reference, except for these projects and I’m very happy regarding the outcome. Their work is excellent. Thanks Hyrum!.” -Dennis W., Marriott-Slaterville, UT

Our kits are made from the finest grade environmentally friendly timber.


Arched Support Beams: Arched support beams create a smooth, arched effect to the pergola. Keystones may be added.

Arched Knee Braces with Keystone: Arched knee braces span the width and length of the structure and are attached at the keystones.

Full Wrap Around Roof: Rafter profiles are shown along all sides of the roof.

Radius Roof: The rafters extend over one of the support beams of the structure, forming a radius, which provides additional shade.

Drill for Power: A hole is drilled down the center of one of the posts to accommodate any and all lighting and electrical needs.

Privacy Lattice: 4′ tall lattice walls may be attached to one or more sides of the structure to provide additional shade and privacy.

Decorative Keystones: We offer either a decorative keystone or a more custom teardrop keystone to style and dress up your pergola.

Cedar Upgrade: For those of you who just prefer Cedar instead of Douglas Fir timber, we’ve got you covered.

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Contact Us Today For Your Backyard Design Consultation

181 South 1200 East Lehi, Utah 84043 Phone: 801-331-6690 Fax: 801-331-6616 Toll Free: 877-870-8755 Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


“When anyone sees our pergola through the window or when they first step into the backyard, they are drawn to it and just want to go see it and sit to relax under it.” Matt & Mimi Johnson – Riverton, Utah

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Award-winning Custom Timber Pergola Kits! Choose Western Timber Frame™ and enjoy peace of mind as we continue to lead the industry in quality and design. Western Timber Frame™ provides the highest quality timber frame pergolas and products across the Nation. Call us now for a your pergola kit estimate and a qualified representative will give you a quick and easy design consultation. For local backyard consultations, we can give you a design and price right there on the spot. You pick the style and color and we’ll do the rest.


Western Timber Frame Owners Brad & Hyrum

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