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Timber Arbors & Trellises by Western Timber Frame™

Arbor and Trellis structures are an excellent way to accent your backyard living space. In our experience they are often used in conjunction with a pergola, gazebo, or pavilion to accent a walk way, hidden corner, or provide shade for a swing, or bench. Our heavy duty Arbors and Trellises utilize our dovetail joint method for superior strength and a minimum of maintenance. Arbors are a great way to provide a small amount of shade to a dedicated area or walk way. “Arbor” literally means a tree, orchard, or shade covering. Arbor Day was appointed in 1872 as a National Holiday to plant a tree. Shade has always been a vital need to living things for rest and rejuvenation. With an arbor/trellis timber frame structure from Western Timber Frame™ the structure is a durably permanent outdoor shade structure built to last for centuries.

In ancient times an arbor was an orchard or a natural kind of latticework formed or covered with vines or branches for a shaded retreat. Whereas a trellis is a lattice framework that is formed by crossing laths or thin strips diagonally or in a zigzagged style. Anciently trellis lattices were used ornamentally for covered windows, gates, doors, form a wall, support climbing vine and roses, shade garden areas and more.


Today, modern Arbors and Trellises have become extremely popular in prominent residential and commercial areas for its low cost in meeting a variety of landscaping needs spanning from a quaint homespun cottage appeal to a formal illustrious estate.


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Trellis hanging plants

Vertical Gardening & Landscape Design

Western Timber Frame™ garden arbors and trellises add a stunningly inviting feel to a garden and are also very practical to accentuate with hanging baskets, pots or growing boxes. They help facilitate beautiful and inviting backyard living throughout the year.

Natural timber is a fantastic substrate for plants, and vines over metal arbors or latticeworks, which can burn and freeze growing plants. A trellis can add a new dimension to unique climbing vines, vegetables or vineyards as well as garden flowers. They are excellent for vertical gardening to keep vegetables and flowers off of the ground, or even to grow a vegetable garden in a limited space, or a nook in your backyard.

Arbors and Trellises:

Perfect Finishing Touches in Your Backyard Landscape

Trellises are a natural element for walls; boundaries and enclosures while arbors serve as entryways, gateways and pathway coverings. From a very small or narrow area to a large expansive surrounding, arbors and trellises help create the perfect landscape.

Trellis by stream
Trellis-shade bench

Outdoor Living Nooks and Retreats

A pair of arbors with a bench or benches facing each other will provide a quiet place to sit and exquisite beauty to a garden, sandbox, park, landscape, residential or commercial area as well as camping or tourist areas. An arbor swing can also be an enchanting invitation to a garden or landscape as well as a welcome resting place at the end of a pathway or quiet secluded retreat.


Celebrations & Events

An Arbor or Trellis can act as a main focal point or a perfect backdrop, place to stand for the exchanging of vows or as an entryway to the altar. It is so easy to complete with wedding flowers, vines, lights, Japanese lanterns or ribbons for a reminiscent romantic setting or showcased with a more modern flair with balloons, garlands, streamers, fiber optic lights or accents that are tailored to your particular wedding theme or event.. The possibilities are literally endless.

Our project managers can help you design your trellis or arbor kit. Click HERE or Call Today! 1-877-870-8755


Inviting Focal Point

Being able to decorate your Arbor or Trellis with seasonal decor lends to an even more inviting focal point for entertaining and family gatherings. They are also easy to decorate with just about everything. Whether you’re celebrating the 4th of July with patriotic flags, red, white and blue colored outdoor streamers and memorabilia, or ornamented with branches of evergreens and festive red and green decor for the winter holidays.


Privacy Lattice

A trellis works well for a sanctuary adding additional privacy while providing an open situate to simultaneously enjoy the warmth of the sunshine and the cool summer breezes in the welcome shade. Outdoor furniture can also be added for that atmospheric feeling to put up your feet and make yourself at home.

Garden arbor trellis shade

Traditional Craftsmanship of Old World Architecture

Western Timber Frame™ arbors and trellises are built with a mortised joint system utilizing the best qualities from the traditional craftsmanship of old world architecture with the precision of advanced technology. Referred to as the dovetail system, the joints are pre-cut and interlock fastening the timber together for a tight fit while allowing for the natural expanding and contracting of wood. Timber itself is naturally more durable. Western Timber Frame™ arbors and trellises use quality grade timber as found in outstanding historical Dutch and Colonial gardens and landscapes. Western Timber Frame™ can match or compliment any architectural style to taste with the finest in quality arbors and trellises. All of Western Timber Frame™ timber frame kits are numbered, pre-cut, pre- drilled and pre-notched for a fast, efficient assembly process.


Add Additional Accents & Eye-Catching Touches

Trellises or arbors also add an inviting touch of class as well as welcoming accents.


Revolutionary Joint System Eliminates Gaps and Makes Arbor or Trellis Kit Installation Simple

  • Ease of install
  • Longer lasting
  • Higher quality
  • Reduce warping, twisting
  • Gap exposure
  • No hangers
  • Fast Installation
  • Pre-drilled
  • Layout
  • Min possibility for mistakes
  • Pre-stained
  • Posts Mortised
  • All Fasteners
  • Eased Edge on all timbers

The Dovetail Difference™ a patent pending design of Western Timber Frame™

Go from This:

Arbor Kit

To THIS in ONE afternoon!

Assembled pergola kit

Notice in the typical pergola pictured on the left below that the joints are beginning to separate and gaps are starting to develop. This is after only the first season!

Cracking after just 18 months


Typical Pergola Kits

Tight Joints after the 18 months


Western Timber Frame™ patent pending design The Dovetail Difference™ Notching System

Hide Unsightly Hardware and Bolts


Our special mortised 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 trellis or arbor kit we deliver.


Easy Installantion


These interlocking joints are used on the posts, beams, etc. Once you have leveled your posts, and, if desired, secured them to a footing, patio, in the ground, etc., you then insert your beams into the mortised joints, as shown below.
Fit together

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

Another unique feature that we include with every timber arbor or trellis 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. We test fit every single piece before we ship to ensure that your installation will be easy and fun. The hard work is done for you by our experienced craftsman.

Guide slots
Detail guide slots
Unlike other full size timber arbor and trellis kits only meant for professional craftsman, we’ve designed our kits as a task that can be completed in one afternoon with the help of a friend or two and a few basic tools. All necessary Timber Arbor or Trellis Kit parts are pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-notched for ease of installation. We test fit every single piece before we ship to ensure that your installation will be easy and fun.
All necessary Timber Trellis & Arbor Kit parts are pre-cut, pre-drilled, and pre-notched for ease of installation.

A Western Timber Frame™ Arbor or Trellis is Unrivaled in Strength, Comfort and Quality.


Often advertised as “maintenance free”, the initial low cost vinyls or aluminums can be attractive to some. For others, their cheap aesthetic look not only spoils the appearance of the home or business but procures a high cost far beyond its value. Even with metal stiffeners and wood additives these imitation “low cost” synthetic alternatives do not carry the strength or thermal properties required to withstand strong winds or shield from the harsh elements for a sound, comfortable pergola.

Timber is less prone to condensation than aluminum or vinyl and is less affected by temperature extremes.

Wind Blows Over Aluminum Pergola

vinyl-collapse-down-pergolaSnow Fall Causes Vinyl Pergola Collapse

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

Easy Installation From Beginning to End

All of our kits are easy and intuitive to install

  • Easy to Install
  • Durable
  • Finish In One Afternoon
  • Quick Shade

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


Mortised Joints Make Leveling a Breeze

Lattice-wall-privacyThese interlocking joints are used on the posts, beams, etc. We test fit every single piece before we ship to ensure that your installation will be easy and fun. Once you have leveled your posts, and, if desired, secured them to a footing, patio, in the ground, etc., you then insert your beams into the mortised joints, as shown below.

Everything is precut, drilled, notched, mortised, ready for assembly Western Timber Frame™ Trellis & Arbor Kits Offer the Most Desirable Features and Benefits Available of any other arbor or trellis Kit. Our process ensures that your outdoor living space is truly customized for your needs.


Our project managers can help you design your trellis or arbor kit. Click HERE or Call Today! 1-877-870-8755

3 Easy Steps To Build Your Timber Pergola Kit!!


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.

stain-right-bar-spergola-kit-shadepergola-kit-shadepergola-kit-shadeWe 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.


Custom Color


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.






Contact Us Today For Your Backyard Design Consultation”

Award-winning Custom Timber Arbor & Trellis 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 arbor & trellis products across the Nation.

Call us now for your arbor or trellis 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