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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 [...]

What is the Difference Between Pergolas & Gazebos?

By |2019-12-17T07:51:53-07:00November 18th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Discover the beauty of architectural composition, diversities', purpose, and process of construction for pergolas and gazebos. You may never look at pergolas or gazebos quite the same again. Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~ John Muir 1838-1914 What is a Pergola? Archetypical Pergola Perception Pergolas are by design meant to provide the enjoyment of sunshine dappled with the comfort of shade. Commonly, the roofs are rafters supporting crossed over beams for latticed woodwork. The partially open roof is supported by colonnade-style with posts, pillars, or columns. . What is a Gazebo? Archetypical Gazebo Perception Gazebos tend to be more elaborate in style, often hexagonal, octagonal or round. Primarily, since the 19th century, [...]

Genius Minds are Born in Outdoor Living

By |2019-11-21T11:16:38-07:00November 12th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

It happens to us all: passing lights, blaring noises, long day — your energy feels wagged out. When you feel spent, cultural conditioning may try and tempt you to stay in the house and be entertained with Netflix, a bowl of ice-cream or browsing in cyberspace.  There may be worse things you could succumb to but... ...you have a strict... ...'no deals with the devil policy.'  Instead you step outside, breathe in living air and touch the textured material we all feel at home with: warm organic wood.  The earth grounds us and calms us with its fragrance. Out-of-doors is where you find your rest, renewal and clarity; the heart of coming home. Outdoor natural environments contain significant secrets that lift more than the clouds of your mind; it recharges your mitochondrial batteries —  and it can even make [...]

Choosing The Perfect Paving To Pair With Your Pergola

By |2019-12-03T10:02:46-07:00November 2nd, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Guest Post by Kelsey at Primethorpe Paving A pergola can be the perfect way to add a final flourish to your garden that enables you to spend extra time in your yard, sheltered from the sun. We all love spending time outdoors and a pergola is a perfect way to make this more comfortable. So, you’ve got your customer-designed pergola picked out and ready to go, but it needs something to sit on. A paving slab base is an ideal alternative foundation for your pergola. They are decorative and varied – the paving slab you choose obviously has a huge effect on the look of the space. So how do you make sure you are making the right choice? Design Goals Have the Biggest Impact The largest impact on the best paving to [...]

10 Best Captivating Architectural Gazebos

By |2019-04-02T18:08:34-06:00October 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. A Sampling of Unique Gazebo Plan Designs #UniqueGazeboPlans Take a picture tour view of ten timber frame gazebos kits installed for a few of our ShadeScape® families across the United States. [...]