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

By |2020-12-03T22:34:15-07:00December 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. 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 here in America. When [...]

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 [...]

25 Patio & Deck Dining Shelters | From Classic to Taj Mahal

By |2020-09-04T22:01:46-06:00September 4th, 2020|Pergola Kits|

Eat Out Every Day Enjoy the pleasures of the outdoors and the opportunity to dine Al fresco under the protective shelter of a timber ShadeScape® pavilion or pergola kit.  A formal dinner or a casual picnic with family or friends tastes even better beneath the cooling timber beams providing a place where you can retreat to any and every day. Why We Should Eat Dinner Outside Together Often The dining room is not just reserved for meals but is invariably the gem of meaningful time together. Eating together is an integral part of family life —often it is the happiest part of the day. A meal together is respite from the hurry of everyday life —the leaving behind of individual pursuits or quotidian distractions. Regular, shared meals is the chance to have relaxed conversation, with chats often leading to [...]

Cover for Outdoor Church, Storefront, Cafe, Hospital, Park & More

By |2020-06-22T14:13:18-06:00June 22nd, 2020|Pergola Kits|

Spread the wings of your imagination wide and let your mind soar with pictures and if you'd like, talk with a Design Consultant for more ideas. For example, yesterday a lady said she had really dreamed of having a trellis up the side of her deck to grow vines on. However, it was the only place for steps to access the upper deck. Her face lit up as her Design Consultant showed her how she could have it integrated together. It was a delight for him to experience her enthusiasm, and not only was it better than it would have been —it created a masterpiece focus point. The ShadeScape® pavilion above was another such design, the family wanted more than shade for their pool. After discussing what they desired with a Design Consultant, it turned out better than they ever dreamed. The [...]

29 QUICK Before-and-After EASY Decks Pergolas Pavilions Gazebos

By |2020-02-28T16:46:04-07:00February 28th, 2020|Pergola Kits|

Want more out of your yard? Do you have a free afternoon? In just a few short hours —you could easily live closer to nature — enjoy an additional living area, new-purposed space, a canopied deck —or anything from a private, cozy corner to a resort-style getaway.  See inspiring examples of before and after with old-world craftsmanship (wood-to-wood connections) in timber shelters delivering fun, function, comfort, and class. ShadeScape® Outdoor Kitchen Arbor w/Cantilever Roof Whether an area is established or under construction, ShadeScape® prefabricated shelters are custom prefabricated to fit the designated area. Shown here is a 6000 Series ShadeScape® DIY arbor kit that is installed in San Diego, California over an already there outdoor kitchen. Western has a variety of popular stain colors to choose from. The arbor is finished in a unique and custom stain [...]

Prefab 1 Afternoon DIY Purposed Yard

By |2020-02-13T11:11:45-07:00February 13th, 2020|Pergola Kits|

When you install prefabricated, wood-to-wood connected structures to better the presence of a private property, highway, or business area, you are doing more than just creating "curb appeal." ShadeScape® pergola, pavilion, gazebo, and arbor kits are built with old-world architectural principles and craftsmanship that has proven to last for thousands of years. Timber frame is a timeless architectural form that gives beyond its present-day use —future generations will be able to benefit from it, too, thanks to you. Most kits can be installed in as little as ONE afternoon! Whether it is an arbor, cabana, gazebo, pavilion, pergola, trusses or trellis —each ShadeScape® kit is prefabricated at the shop, pre-cut, and pre-tested before it is shipped to its new home. You can transform the layout of your landscape or build a beautiful do-it-yourself backyard shade shelter and [...]

Wow! Husband Wife Install XLrg Outdoor Living Retreat

By |2019-05-29T20:55:18-06:00November 29th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Mike Jenson, the Design Manager for this outdoor living retreat said, "This is one of the largest projects I've been a part of. Bill, our ShadeScape® owner installed the metal roof himself and installed the entire project with him and his wife, Jennifer." They saw us at the Home & Garden Show in Sandy and loved the pergola and pavilion kits. Now, a few weeks later, look at what they were able to accomplish together: their own private backyard retreat. #FullWrapRoof • 2 large oversized pergolas • 1 attached pavilion • 2-tone ceiling • metal roof It isn’t just that there are three structures but it is all the extra details that were included, such as a FullWrap® roof. The end profile style wraps around the corners. It doesn’t take much more effort to install but because it looks like [...]

Should YOU or a PRO Install Your Gazebo, Pavilion, or Pergola?

By |2019-11-27T14:46:05-07:00November 27th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Congratulations! You’ve decided to do something that will dramatically change the appearance and use your landscape more efficiently: install a ShadeScape® shelter kit. One of your next decisions is whether to install the pergola kit yourself or to hire a professional to do it for you. Not everyone wants to install their own ShadeScape® pergola kit, but for those who do: they find it surprisingly satisfying. But if you are still wondering: Do I have to install the kit myself or can you do it for me? We are very happy to install your pergola for you, just give us a call. Many of our clients have installed a Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape® kit in one day! With very little carpentry skills, a few basic tools, and the help of a friend or two, your ShadeScape® kit can be [...]