ShadeScape™ Pergola Kits by Western Timber Frame™
Experience the Benefits of Modern Outdoor Living
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
That morning, a few hours before installing a ShadeScape™ kit.
Later, that evening, the hot tub area after the ShadeScape™ installation.
Customer Rated 5-Star Service
“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 and Phil Hudson, Salt Lake City, UT
Benefits Of A Western Timber Frame ShadeScape™ Pergola
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 Pergola ShadeScape™. The top three benefits our customers tell us are:
#1 that it Looks Amazing!
#2 the Shade,
and #3 the Usability.
Western Timber Frame™ Gives Careful Attention to Your Specific Needs and Requirements
Enjoy the Many Benefits of Outdoor Living
Any and every day
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 framed pergola kit.
Alive, Complete, Strong
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.
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.
Culinary delights anytime.
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.
Haven of Shelter
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
In places next to a building or utility lines where growing a tree would not be practical, a solid wood timber framed dovetailed pergola can give that much needed comfortable shade that real wood offers.
Enjoy More Privacy
Savor Sweet solitude
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.
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.
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.
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!
and the List of Benefits Goes On and On
Hide Unsightly Bolts & Hardware
Our special mortised 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.
The Dovetail Difference™
Revolutionary Joint System Eliminates Gaps and Makes Pergola Kit Installation Simple
Conventional Timber Frame Kit
Cracking After Just 18 Months
Western Timber Frame™
The Dovetail Difference™
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 our Dovetail Difference™, 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 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
We test fit every single piece before we ship to ensure that your installation will be easy and fun.
Easy installation from beginning to end!
Mortised Joints Make Leveling a Breeze
- Ease of install
- Longer lasting
- Higher quality
- Gap exposure
- No hangers
- Fast Installation
- Reduce warping & twisting
- Min possibility for mistakes
- Posts Mortised
- All Fasteners
- Eased Edge on all timbers
Slotted Drop-in Rafter Layout Saves You Time and Prevents Warping and Twisting
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.
All necessary Timber Pergola Kit parts are pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-notched for ease of installation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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′
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′
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′ +
Ideal for multi-level homes/building, great for apartments and condos, entryways, existing patios, balconies, etc.
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
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
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′
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′
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′ +
Our kits are made from the finest grade environmentally friendly timber.
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
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