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He Built A Covered Deck w/Attached Pergola Kit

By |2019-05-17T16:05:40+00:00May 16th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Building a deck can add a great deal of enjoyment and value to a home. Covering it with a roof is perfect for sunny and rainy days. Western Timber Frame™ manufactures timber ShadeScape® pavilion, pergola, and gazebo kits that make building your own covered deck fast and easy. We just received these pictures today from Jared Allred. He installed a deck with an attached pavilion kit. Beautifully done. Just because it is a "kit" doesn’t mean you have to install it yourself. They are designed, however, so that those who would like to, can do so, easily. As shown here: Easily Build a Fast DIY Beautiful Backyard Shade Structure. Check out more of Jared's attached pavilion covered deck pictures. #CoveredDeck #DIYPavilionDeckCover #CoveredDeck #AttachedPavilionKit #AttachedDeckCover #MetalRailDeck [...]

Benefits of an Attached Arbor, Pavilion or Pergola

By |2019-05-08T11:44:29+00:00May 8th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

An attached shelter is not a fit for every outdoor living environment. For some, an area with an existing structure to connect to, an attached arbor, gazebo, pavilion or pergola can be the perfect way to easily connect with nature, and expand living space. Benefits of An Attached ShadeScape® Shelter #AttachedPergolaKit • Seamless Connection Attaching an arbor, awning, gazebo, pavilion or pergola to your home or business is the perfect transition, seamlessly blending from the indoor to the outdoors. • Maximizes Space Attached ShadeScape® kits take less room and with fewer posts, they can maximize an area to its fullest potential. • Typically Costs Less Typically, there are fewer posts on an attached awning, pavilion or pergola kit costing less than a free-standing shelter with more [...]

Wow! 6 Post DIY Hexagon Pergola Kit

By |2019-05-03T16:09:14+00:00May 3rd, 2019|Pergola Kits|

What sets this six-post pergola kit design apart is its unique hexagonal shape. Gazebos, pavilions, pergolas, and arbors, all come in a seemingly endless array of designs fit the individual landscape and purpose. This pergola is unattached, freestanding in the middle of the backyard. With nothing to hinder any kind of style, this pergola could have been any shape or design. The hexagon was a brilliant design idea of Design Manager Mike Jenson. It gave the area an extra eye-catching attractiveness, a configuration seldom seen in an architectural shelter. Alpine white was right for this pergola. In America, white has been a traditional color for weddings, christenings, communions, baptisms, and other joyful occasions. It carries a sense of purity, goodness, and order; a newness of life. Western Timber Frame® Alpine white stain is the color of perfection and a perfect finish to compliment this beautiful backyard [...]

HIGHLIGHTS: Show Pergolas Pavilions Gazebos

By |2019-05-02T15:51:57+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Home and Garden Shows|

Traveling across the country to install beautiful ShadeScape® shelters, you get to see some spectacular landscapes. As unique as each area is, so is every ShadeScape® shelter kit, designed to fit the setting and needs of the individual homeowner, recreational facility or business.   The places we go, the people we meet, and the pets they love, it is fulfilling work. Sometimes, it can even be delightsomely intriguing. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Kids are the best. There is so much satisfaction to see the finished pavilion, pergola, gazebo or arbor in its final destination.   When it comes to setting up for Home and Garden shows, well that is a different kind of story. [...]

The Pergola You Can’t See

By |2019-05-17T16:09:49+00:00April 26th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Thursday evening, the sunset could not be painted anymore beautiful. Earlier that morning thunderstorms, with torrents of rain, were pouring down. The previous forecast had been for cloudy skies, nothing more, so I rechecked the reports. My destination was quite a distance away but the predicted conditions said NO expected rainfall. Having already switched days due to unpredictable weather changes, I was greatly relieved as I gathered up all the necessary equipment. It was time to go out and snap those jaw-dropping, eye-popping evening photos of a stunningly gorgeous pergola. I had already seen preliminary photos taken during the installation and I loved it! The anticipation of this photo shoot was like slow-moving ketchup to a genuine ketchup lover, as visually gratifying as the first bite was going to be. The ShadeScape® pergola had massive 10-inch wide posts, [...]

Rich Black Pergola w/Latticed Privacy Walls Hot Tub Cover

By |2019-04-23T11:35:55+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Privacy walls are good windbreakers. You also reap the benefits of an aesthetically pleasing appeal, more shade, and extra protection from prying eyes, so you can comfortably grill, sunbath in a hot tub, and enjoy time with family. The ShadeScape® Kit is finished in an elegant Ebony stain.  Rich Black Ebony is a stunningly bold, eye-catching color that people love but do not consider as a practical option because black absorbs light and converts it to heat. There are many other things that factor into the basic physics and biology of how warm someone feels on a particular day. Humidity and wind are two examples. Timber is nature's best temperature regulator for human comfort. It can hold two temperatures at the same time on either side. While it is warm to the touch one side, it is refreshingly cool on the other. [...]

See Pavilion Plan for Middle of Lake/Pond

By |2019-05-17T16:13:18+00:00April 15th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Beautiful plans are the first step to the realization of your ultimate dream shelter. From a simple DIY Attached Entry Awning to an elaborate Open Outdoor Chapel, step into the architectural department of Western Timber Frame™ and there is a breathtaking array of concept design plans in the process. The top, side, back and at every angle, concept drawings give a stunning visual of the ShadeScape® kit before it is built. Although they are kits, each and every ShadeScape® shelter plan is uniquely designed to the specs, the layout of the landscape, and vision for the business, recreational facility or homeowners individual desired use. Flying all over the country to take photographs of all the installed arbors, gazebos, pavilions, trellises, bridges, fences, etc. isn't possible. So, I settle for [...]

Install Easy Deck – NO Tearing Up the Yard – No Wait Dry Time

By |2019-05-17T16:15:35+00:00April 10th, 2019|Decks Dry Space|

Plan on Building a Deck or Landing? You can also build a deck yourself or have it done for you without all the mess of standard construction projects. For many years, Western Timber Frame™ has designed and pre-fabricated outdoor living shelters, decks, dry space, landings, steps, and railings. We design a quality product that is heavy-duty, and easier to keep cleanliness on all of our project sites. However, the conventional processes of anchoring a deck when you have to pour concrete can somewhat messy, sometimes tearing up the yard. Most of all it takes time to dry. It does not have to be that hard. At Western Timber Frame® we like the whole process from start to finish to be a clean, happy, experience for our ShadeScape® families. With our anchoring process, you don't have [...]

Garden Pagoda or Pergola – What is the Difference?

By |2019-04-10T15:43:00+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Providing architectural shade to a functional or botanical garden can transform an ordinary landscape into a park-like atmosphere – a backyard treasure house of play – surrounded in a collection of living plants. #GardenArborSwing #PoolShadePergola A garden pergola is designed to cover a sitting area, passage or walkway, with an open roof of cross beams or sometimes open lattices, supported by vertical pillar or posts. The Garden Pagoda #AsianGardenPagoda Unlike the pergola, a garden pagoda is similar to a pavilion in that it has a dedicated roof that protects from direct sunlight and rainfall. Where the pagoda differs from a pavilion is in the roof, featuring tiered upward curved roof eaves. Pagodas are square, hexagonal, or octagonal, in a plan. They vary in style, color, and material. [...]

17 Gazebos That Grab Attention

By |2019-04-02T11:00:06+00:00April 2nd, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Gazebos lift the spirit and are among the most captivating and beautiful architectural structures in the world. The name gazebo - means a shelter gaze from - where like the garden pagoda, people can rest and enjoy the surrounding view. Today, we have built gazebos to serve for multiple purposes, such as a spacious public area, park bandstand, outdoor kitchens, kiosks, reception centers, and more. Although traditionally, gazebos are octagonal with a turret-shaped covered roof, each DFY or DIY Gazebo Plan we design is as unique as the function or individual it is intended for. Take a picture tour view of seventeen timber frame gazebos kits installed for a few of our ShadeScape® families across the United States. #UniqueGazeboPlans #GazeboWithWindows #UniqueShapedGazebo #DeckWithGazebo [...]