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Smart Plan Ahead for Pergola Pavilion Cover

By |2019-03-19T08:52:38+00:00March 19th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Our ShadeScape® families who planned ahead, choosing one of the best times to order (in the winter) before the Spring-time rush are having their pergolas and pavilions installed just in time for Spring! Here are some of the fabulous pictures of pergolas and pavilions that have just been installed! #DIYCarportPlan #DIYPergolaKitInstall In warmer weather, people enjoy spending more time outside. Wintertime is not the time people are usually thinking of the heat of the day. Winter, however, is one of the best times to plan for spring and those warm summer days. Sitting beneath a timber pergola or pavilion the warm sunshine is wonderfully pleasant. A ShadeScape® kit is a practical addition to a landscape and can dramatically and handsomely change a yard in just a few hours. Ordering ahead of time is key. A Springtime order [...]

Beach Sand Pergola w/Metal TimberClad® & Bench Swing

By |2019-03-18T08:27:44+00:00March 18th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Walking barefoot on a sandy beach soaking in the warmth of sweet sunshine is a treat for the senses. Maybe this innate connection to the beauty of the earth in exotic places has made Beach Sand — one of our newer stain choices — so incredibly popular. Up close and in person, the size of these massive timbers can seem almost surreal. Beefing it up in strength or substance; with bigger, stronger, bulkier timbers adds “muscles” and “power”. At the same time, standing next to timbers this size elicits peaceful and captivating awe. Real wood provides comforting shade and timber carved with old-world craftsmanship, interlocking together, without the use of nails or glue, is stunningly beautiful. TimberClad® metal embellishments give contrast and masculinity to a ShadeScape® shelter; which has also risen extremely in popularity this year. As you see here, the metal TimberClad® [...]

Spread Joy Around the Corner w/L-Shape Pavilion

By |2019-03-12T12:05:50+00:00March 12th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

This "L" ShadeScape® Series attached DIY pavilion kit transformed this small space living area into an inviting place of relaxation for any time of day or evening pleasure. Timber shelters can be designed to use every viable space efficiently. For example, trellises are often installed to extend the use of vertical space. An L-shaped shelter utilizes corners to their best advantage. Example of #SmallSpaceShade Thank you, to our Seymanski family, for proudly sending us pictures of your finished installation! Here the Seymanski's can enjoy the afternoon sun and eat breakfast out on the patio, Al-fresco. #DIYPavilionKit #LShapedPavilionKit 8000 Series ShadeScape® L-Shaped Attached Pavilion Plan Specs The Footprint size, from post-to-post, is 20′ 9′ 1/2″ and a 17′ 11″ on the other side. #LShapedDIYPavilionPlan [...]

Easily Build Your Own Carport RV Cover

By |2019-03-01T15:56:46+00:00March 1st, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Building an awesomely handsome carport – that is way more solid – can be easier than you might expect. You can easily ... ... go from this ... ... to this – and as in most cases  – in as little as ONE afternoon. How can an oversized timber frame carport possibly be built this =FAST=  and so EASILY ? First, our Design Managers will guide you step by step from your initial ideas, to a completed custom kit.  They are committed to making your kit fit your yard, your style, and your budget. Your carport can be freestanding or attached to your home. Besides being protection for your recreational vehicles, automobiles, and equipment, it can also serve as an entertainment area for parties and [...]

Wow! Barrel Backyard Pavilion Pergola

By |2019-02-28T08:40:44+00:00February 28th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

There is an innate and natural affection for curves, and arches in architecture. Domed roofs have been an attraction of great cathedrals, castles, and churches for over centuries of time. The Barrel Top design maximizes the interior living space and creates that extra aesthetic appeal – turning a beautiful shelter – into a stunning showplace. #ArchedBarrelRoofPergola #ArchedBarrelRoofPergola Curvature and arches are a powerful and fundamental element that is not only pleasing to the eyes but has an energetic aura that for centuries have held symbolism and sentiments for many cultures, the most common being creation, and unity. Enhancing a small area or covering larger ground, the possibilities are almost limitless: #DIYBarrelTopPergolaPlan #DIYArchedTrellisPlan #DIYArchedArborPlan #DIYArchedRoofPergolaPlan #BarrelRoofDIYPavilionPlan #BarrelRoofDFYPavilionPlan [...]

Stronger Pergola Anchor: NO Soil Removal NO Concrete Dry Time

By |2019-02-27T09:53:46+00:00February 27th, 2019|Pergola Kits, Technical|

Western Timber Frame® offers an exclusive anchoring solution for arbors, trellises, pavilions, pergolas, gazebos, decks, gates, bridges and more. This simple and rapid installation is done without excavating. No damage to landscape or structures Perfectly leveled structure No delays between the end of the installation and the beginning of works Ideal for restricted spaces Possible no matter the season A removable and reusable system Western Timber Frame® has teamed with GoliathTech® to bring you the best for a fast, easy and stronger structure. Harnessing the Power of Two Great Ideas! INSTALLATION IN HOURS USING SMALL EQUIPMENT No Concrete Delays or Dry Time Removable and Reusable No Blocks or Strapping [...]

Are Pergolas Strong Enough to Hang a Hammock or Swing on?

By |2019-02-25T13:30:32+00:00February 25th, 2019|Pergola Kits, Timber Pergolas|

Hammocks and swings make the absolute best, and most pleasurable outdoor furniture. You can: • Cradle up in a super-tropical hammock. • Gently sway back and forth, caressed by the soft breezes of a gratifying-garden-getaway. • Cozy up on a charming pendulous porch swing. As a manufacturer of luxury ShadeScape® shelters, we get asked at times if our pergolas, pavilions or arbors are strong enough to hold a hammock or swing. Our All-Time Favorite Picture Yes, they are, and we encourage anyone who loves to swing - by all means - add a hammock or swing. It is the perfect way to enjoy your outdoor living room even more. In fact, you can add a suspended table, couch or bed if you like. #SuspendedBed #SuspendedTable #SuspendedCouch Timber frame ShadeScape® kits are built [...]

Heavy-Duty DFY DIY Porch w/ Power

By |2019-02-14T07:10:51+00:00February 14th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Western Timber Frame® offers a service of designing ShadeScape® decks, porch, verandah and shelters fit for each unique landscape. A patented interlocking dovetail design makes putting a kit together fast and easy and built to last with Old World Craftsmanship. It can be installed for you (DFY) or it can easily install by yourself (DIY) with the help of a friend. Connie, our homeowner, said this was her exact dream, just the way she pictured it, but is amazed at how heavy-duty it all is.  This is now the family's favorite gathering place. After what Connie calls her “Gavilion” was to be installed, she asked Design Manager, Brian Thompson, if they could also do a porch for her to match. Like the Pavilion-Gazebo ShadeScape®, the timber frame deck has integrated TimberVolt® Power Posts as well as a service ramp. [...]

Photos & Valentines – Engaging With Those You Love

By |2019-02-11T06:21:56+00:00February 11th, 2019|Outdoor Party|

Valentines is a perfect reason to engage in the here and now with those you love. Fully focused in the current moment is easy. If your mind feels burned out — your attention is drawn away by a Smartphone or anxieties — it is time to recapture your mental focus. Spending time in an outdoor environment with those you love in the beauty of nature will give your mind a rest. Many of our ShadeScape® families have told us they experience renewed and quickened strength, and more enlivened and animated in their body and mind.  One wife reported to us that her husband so extremely happy at havein lost a lot of weight. He attributed it to his ShadeScape® backyard retreat making it easier for him to step out to every day. Valentines [...]

Swimming Pool Shelter w/Fast, Easy, Tough-InterLock DIY Kit

By |2019-02-08T07:12:47+00:00February 8th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

On a hot summer day, nothing is more inviting for a swimming pool area, than sweet shade. Imagine lounging by the pool, laughing with family and enjoying a barbecue. All this beneath a timber structure you planned and built yourself. Western Timber Frame® has made it easy for those who have ever dreamed of building a customized arbor, cabana, gazebo, pavilion or with a DIY pergola plan or kit. The Dovetail Difference® makes a beautiful difference! Interment weather, strong winds, heavy snows, and seismic movement increase the load path upon an architectural structure. Not only is this patented design – The Dovetail Difference® – the best-designed mortise and tenon joint system but it is also more aesthetically pleasing, virtually eliminating unsightly hardware. The mortise and tenon pieces just slide together for a strong interlocking connection.  Independent engineering has shown that [...]