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Absorb Sunlight & Physically Transfigure Your Life

By |2019-07-05T17:34:23+00:00July 5th, 2019|Outdoor Living|

When something is transfigured it becomes ELEVATED and EXCEEDINGLY more BEAUTIFUL than it was before. A glowing sunset can transfigure an entire landscape. But did you know? Witnessing the beauty of the sunrise can transfigure your entire life. Many families have told us that since installing their timber frame gazebo, pavilion or pergola kit they feel better, and are healthier. This is the good news that we enjoy hearing - again and again.  However, there wasn't anything unexpected about what they were telling us. We know nature makes us happy. And let's face it, too many people monotonously spend the majority of their time indoors staring at a glowing screens in artificial lighting, and breathing in stale air. Timeless designed shade shelters give people a peaceful environment - providing [...]

Entertain in Style Outdoor Kitchen DIY Pavilion

By |2019-06-26T07:30:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Entertain in style with an easy to do, Woodland Series pavilion kit over an outdoor kitchen by the swimming pool. An 8000 Series ShadeScape® Kit, the vision of Design Manager Brian Thompson was installed in Scottsdale, Arizona. The pavilion provides awesome shade, to comfortably enjoy the swimming pool at all times, especially in the heat of the day. The Woodland Series is a new addition to Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape® pavilion kits. Todays featured kit is showcased with the TimberVolt® power post that makes it easy to light up the outdoors beautifully at night. Check out the pictures we were sent with the evening lights on. ShadeScape® DIY Woodland Pavilion Plan Specs Structure Type: Pavilion Project Type: Freestanding Structure Style: Traditional Wood Type: Douglas Fir Timber Size: 8000 Series Stain: Natural Beam Profile: Axis Knee Brace: Standard Knee [...]

Best of State Changing Lives

By |2019-06-25T07:25:12+00:00June 25th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Everyone has their ‘sweet spot’, the things that they are good at that distinguishes them from the crowd. For Western Timber Frame™ 2019 marks the fifth consecutive year to be honored with Best of State at the annual Utah Best of State Awards. As ladies and timber-wrights who see a daily dose of sawdust, the formalities, positive attention, and recognition was an all enjoyable change but the time spent together to relax outside daily work schedules was the best. One of our architects was pleased that Miss Utah and an attendant indulged him with a selfie. He thought that was way cool. Later, as to be expected, his fellow workers brought him down out of the clouds by scribbling beards on their faces. #PoolhousePavilionKit On surface-level, Western Timber Frame™ specializes in the designing, manufacturing, [...]

Wow! Privy DIY Pavilion Plan w/Koi Pond In

By |2019-06-24T11:20:42+00:00June 24th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

When I first saw the pictures of this 8000 Series ShadeScape® pergola, trellis and DIY pavilion plan I loved it! It was a design of Design Manager Ernie Jessop, beautifully private, complete with the Koi fish pond.  It felt so serene and peaceful. That was a couple or so years ago. I remember wishing I could take pictures of this one but in all practicality, it was being shipped out to be installed in the beautiful State of Massachusetts, so I wouldn't be likely to see it in completion. I loved the gate and privacy walls. Everything about it was to my taste and style so when I saw a picture come in from the homeowners - who by the way, LOVE IT - I was elated and had to share it! Check out the rest of [...]

Create Your Own Private Getaway w/Trellis Walls

By |2019-06-21T07:52:12+00:00June 21st, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Trellises are the perfect solution to build walls, boundaries, and borders for gardens, commercial, recreational and residential landscapes.  Gates are often included in many trellis designs. A trellis forms a natural windbreak giving comfort as well as much other outdoor living environment benefits. With a ShadeScape® timber frame kit it is simple, fast and easy to create a secluded getaway. One example is pictured above. Installed in the beautiful State of Massachusetts, this DIY pergola-pavilion features trellis latticed privacy walls. In the furthest back corner is a Koi fish pond. The latticed trellises give partial intermittent shade as a reprieve for the Koi fish as well as privacy from the neighbors. A trellis wall can be solid, partially enclosed or open with lattices letting in the sunlight. The beauty of a timber frame ShadeScape® DIY or DFY Trellis Plan is that they are [...]


By |2019-06-20T07:31:41+00:00June 20th, 2019|Pergola Kits, Timber Pergolas|

An outdoor kitchen takes your entertainment style to a whole new level. A grill is great, but with an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare full meals with all the amenities available at your fingertips. Whether you have an existing outdoor kitchen or are going to install a custom or prefabricated design you can easily cover it with a ShadeScape® pavilion kit. Most ShadeScape® kits can be installed in as little as ONE AFTERNOON! Outdoor Kitchen Plan Ideas #DeckPergolaKitchenPlan #OutdoorKitchenPlan #2-ToneCoveredOutdoorBarbecuePlan #OutdoorKitchenDIYPavilionPlan With the help of a Design Manager, a ShadeScape® pavilion can everything you’ve dreamed about. An outdoor kitchen that is Straight, L-shaped, a U-shaped Outdoor Kitchen, Curved or Corner Kitchen, a Bar or Barbecue Island; no matter what your specifications, you can be sure that the outcome will be [...]

6 Post Early American Arizona Poolside Pergola

By |2019-06-14T14:21:25+00:00June 19th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Britt says she LOVES her new pergola! Design Manager Tyler Jenson designed this with 6 posts and the Early American stain gives this #TimberFramePergolaKit an eye-popping contrast with the lighter Arizona landscape. The 6000 Series was the perfect choice for the amount of space next to the pool. Thank-you, Britt for the photo! 6 Post Early American 6000 Series DIY Pergola Kit ShadeScape®: Pergola Structure Type: Freestanding Structure Style: Traditional Wood Type: Douglas Fir Timber Size: 6000 Series Stain: Early American Beam Profile: Crescent Step Beam & Rafter Style: Classic Knee Brace Opt 2: Arched Knee Braces Roof Size Dimensions: Custom Footprint Size: Custom Post Size: 6" Btm of Support Beam Height: 8'6" Hardware: 6 Knife Plates Footing: Concrete Pad Already Exists Shipping and Job Schedule: 3-4 Weeks [...]

Cross Angle Radius Cantilever Pergola w/FirePit

By |2019-06-18T16:23:48+00:00June 18th, 2019|Financial, Pergola Kits|

Wow! After this gorgeous 6-post pergola was installed, the wavelength of warm, reflective light from a gorgeous sunset caused this stately Rich Cordoba stain to appear like an Early American stain. Design Manager Brian Thompson created a radiused cantilever roof on the front right section adding the curvature of the concrete. The custom cross angle of the ShadeScape® #DIYPergolaKit also flows with the patio layout. Masterfully done! It is extremely eye-pleasing and with the outdoor fire pit and seating, this is a wonderful place for the family to enjoy vacationing right at home, any and every day! Thank you for sending us pictures! It is beautiful from every angle. 8000 Series ShadeScape® DIY Pergola Plan Specs Structure Type: Pergola Project Type: Freestanding Style Structure: Traditional Wood Type: Douglas Fir Timber Size: 8000 Series Stain: Rich Cordoba Beam Profile: [...]

Wow! 51’5″ Step Tiered Cantilevered Roof Pergola

By |2019-06-17T07:46:11+00:00June 17th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Step tiered ShadeScape® Shelters, the combining of levels placed one above the other creates beautiful dimensions. The geometrical design puts on a delightful show of transitioning sunlights and shadows throughout the day. Paying attention to every detail, Design Manager Mark Mackert added a four-foot cantilever on the left side to ensure continual shade throughout the day covering the end of the patio. Step Tiered Cantilevered 8000 Series ShadeScape® Pergola DIY Kit Structure Type: Pergola Notes: 4' Cantilever on left side Project Type: Freestanding Structure Style: Traditional Wood Type: Douglas Fir Timber Size: 8000 Series Stain: Rich Cordoba Beam Profile: Champion Knee Brace Style: Classic Knee Brace: Includes Arched Knee BracesArched w/ Keystone Roof Size Dimensions: 15'6" x 51'5" Footprint Size Dimensions: 12'6" x 48'5" Posts Size: 8" Height to the Bottom of Support Beam: 9' and 11' [...]

Stunning Swimming Pool Side Trellis w/firePit & Pergola

By |2019-02-04T13:06:09+00:00June 14th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

You can admire great architecture and design from afar, but up-close --  great work in a natural environment is at its apex, in your own backyard. Best of all you don’t have to travel anywhere to enjoy it, any and every day.   Molding an outdoor area into a family gathering place is easier than one might think. A ShadeScape® timber frame kit is designed to complement, harmonize or emulate the design of a residence or business. Design Manager, Mike Jenson designed this 8000 Series ShadeScape® Pergola to match the elements of the home. The white posts showcase the same dimensional pattern as seen on the exposed beams featured on the house.  On the far corner of the pool is a ShadeScape® #DIYTrellisKit featured with bench seating and a fire pit.     No matter if your goals are simple or complex, the experience [...]