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Shelter Effects Your Happiness w/Space, Light & Material —Even Shapes Character

By |2021-01-05T09:08:14-07:00January 4th, 2021|Pergola Kits|

The shapes and arrangements of the spaces you live in have cognitive effects on your brain.Designers of architecture and living spaces are not necessarily in control of the occupants health. And yet, architecture is not passive; it does influence human health, emotions and modifies behavior. Studies from neuroscientists and psychologists show that architecture effects moods and actions. For the most part, it is simple, common sense —a living area that provides a pleasant layout with adequate space is calm and welcoming. A tight or overcrowded living space creates the concept of burden, with an awareness of feeling weighed down. According to the American Institute of Architects, continuing education for architects should go beyond the fundamentals of design to support basic health, safety, and welfare.People are hard-wired for human interaction with comfortable spacing. An office purposely encouraging physical movement has been proven to influence people’s levels of productivity. [...]

Are Gabled Roofs the Best Type of Covering for Open-Air Shelters?

By |2021-01-13T22:16:57-07:00December 17th, 2020|Pavilion Kits|

As a homeowner you want more out of your real-estate investment than just creating a feel good first impression. And the reason is: the real value of your property is so much more substantial than pleasing aromas and aesthetical facades. Timber frame shade shelters give you a better-managed landscape that will vitally and significantly benefit your family, as well as your friends. This is why you now plan to have a ShadeScape® pavilion kit installed. The crowning glory of architectural shade structures: an arbor, gazebo, pavilion or pergola is the topside covering. Of all the variety of roof designs, the gable is a classic and serves as the architectural standard. In some regions this pattern is not just atypical; it is the required by code in some areas. A "traditional" gabled roof consists of two planes that [...]

7 Reasons December is the Best Month to Buy a Pergola

By |2020-12-11T17:23:01-07:00December 11th, 2020|Timber Pergolas|

The Best Month to Buy A Pergola is in December. Timing purchases have practical reasons and are in most cases, the smartest way to shop. Whether you are dining out, shopping online or purchasing anything else, there is most often a "best time to buy." When most people aren't thinking about landscaping, that's the time to do it. December is the best month to improve the yard, expand your business,—or create an outdoor living space to enjoy time with family and friends. Here are a few examples: In most retail outlets, the best months to invest in quality and trendy clothing for children is on a Thursday in January or August. The best time to buy Christmas Decor is after Christmas. When it comes to selling or buying a home, Spring can be the best time; especially for people with kids that [...]

Red Carpet Christmas Party — 40 Notable Gratitudes For 2020

By |2020-12-31T09:56:07-07:00December 8th, 2020|Timber Pergolas|

When I woke up this morning, I was filled with thoughts of all the unseen good that awaits me today. My heart came to this place of gratefulness after attending our company Christmas party with my co-workers. In this very moment, I am so grateful for everything in my life —even for difficulties. Before explaining just why it is, I will start with how this Christmas party theme idea first came to be. Custom ShadeScape® pavilion kit with two-tone roof, built-in fireplace, and outdoor television. Then —below are 40 gratitudes with links to stories and testimonies that I inspire. One example is in a touching video of drummer Clint Pulver who tells how: "A single moment in time can change people's lives." And in the case of Roger McGowen, a prisoner on death row. His words give new perspective: "If I [...]

Cloned Males Declining “Untidy” Females & More Tree Facts of Life

By |2020-12-18T12:56:59-07:00December 3rd, 2020|Pergola Kits|

Since the dawn of time trees hold significance. The awe-inspiring gifts we receive from them every day are immeasurable. At Western Timber Frame, we specialize in utilizing heavy timbers; solid wood timber shade structures, pergolas, gazebos, pavilions, arbors, and trellises to give families the ultimate experience in everyday outdoor living. Working with wood, especially on a massive scale, we are continually reminded of the authenticity of these botanical blessings that build our world and invoke health and spirituality. Discover some cool, crazy, and curious facts about tree life around this fascinating earth. #DIYPergolaKit DIY Pergola Kit 390-Years-Old Pear Tree Bears Fruit! A pear sapling was brought across the Atlantic ocean and planted in the 1630s by John Endecott, the Bay Colony Governor of Massachusetts. This was the very first cultivated tree to be planted by European settlers [...]

Smart Pavilion Pergola Design — Shade & Sunlight Correlation

By |2020-11-19T14:19:43-07:00November 19th, 2020|Pergola Kits|

Your yard is the presentation of your home. Landscaping with architecture is the perfect way to create a more pristine landscape. For some, it is a welcoming storefront, extension of a business or recreational space. Light and shade also play a role in how inviting an atmosphere feels within the surroundings. On the earth, there is nothing more important than the sun. The sun warms the sea while its life-giving light embraces you with warmth and glory. It generates weather patterns, your sleep patterns —gives energy to plants, providing you with food and oxygen. The UV rays of this magnificent ball of fire helps your body make nutrients and take in minerals which is vital to your blood cells, bones, and immune system. Measuring the amount of sun exposure to your home, landscape or garden before you consider your protective covering is [...]

Add Curve Appeal to Multipurpose Outdoor Living Shelter

By |2020-11-12T15:21:01-07:00November 12th, 2020|Pergola Kits, Timber Pergolas|

We "fall in love" with the families we get to build for and we work to give them only what they really need. This means asking key questions to help reveal their desires: How do I want to use your space? How many people will it regularly serve? Are there existing elements you would you like to incorporate? If you could, what would you make differently? What is most important to you? Shade shelters are not just for shade; they are multipurpose living areas and the way each family uses their backyard living area differs. And as varying as people are in how they want to spend their time, people also have different ideas of what their personal space should feel like for them. All ShadeScape® kits are designed to meet the needs of each homeowner —fitting their landscape and area the way that best suits [...]

How You Can Create a Private Getaway at Home, Fast & Easy! — Like This Family Did

By |2020-10-26T14:30:36-06:00October 21st, 2020|Pergola Kits|

Embracing the outdoors with the touch, color and warmth of timber helps people to reconnect to the earth and recharge their energies. We all need time to "prune our feathers" —to keep ourselves at our best. Landscaping with ShadeScape® timber frame structures makes it fast and easy to create a your own personal hideaway — a luxury "nesting place." Love is the most powerful energy in the universe. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love." The truth of this statement is especially perceptible in our ShadeScape® family —the Conners. The Conner family wanted to really make use of their backyard and to do that meant —creating a place where they could relax in privacy. This is their forever home —because it is where all the sweet memories of their precious daughter Cadee [...]

Evermore Park Gazebo, Pavilions & Pergolas w/Aged Wood Timbers

By |2020-10-26T10:17:51-06:00October 13th, 2020|Timber Pergolas|

Our Western Timber Frame fellow timber-wrights and other skilled personnel enjoyed our numerous structures and had a great time together at Evermore Park. Evermore is an Old World, European Gothic styled park located in Pleasant Grove, Utah! And seeing everyone in costume was so much fun. Come along and enjoy our party with us.  Check out some of the highlights with rustic timbers, aged wood and old-world timber frame shelters! The Gothic eye-catching style had its beginnings in Romanesque architecture and fundamentally may feature some of these primary characteristics: • Steep pitched and front facing gables • Chimneys grouped together • Pointed Arches • Leaded glass • Quatrefoil and clover shaped windows • Oriel windows • Asymmetrical floor plans • Wood trim bargeboards Plan for Gothic Style Cottage with [...]

Your GUIDE to EASY Build HEAVY-Duty CANTILEVER Pergolas – Pavilions – Trellises

By |2021-01-06T10:44:05-07:00September 16th, 2020|Timber Pergolas|

TRADITIONAL Old-World Craftsmanship For centuries Dovetail mortise joints have been used for wood-to-wood joinery. We have used dovetail mortise and tenon joinery on our pergolas and pavilion for many years, and our customers can attest to the strength and durability of The Dovetail Difference® —a patented design of Western Timber Frame™. With a thorough understanding of load paths and design properties, well-seasoned timbers with the mortise and tenon joint systems have supported wide open spaces —including cathedral ceilings, great rooms in castles, commercial constructions, expanded bridges and more —structures have lasted for centuries —sometimes millenniums. CANTILEVERED ShadeScape® Shade Shelters A cantilevered shelter is not a fit for every outdoor living environment. There are however, many possibilities in adding a cantilevered roof on an outdoor shade shelter. This simple step-by-step informational guide may help you decide if a [...]

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