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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 [...]

Fabulous Look w/Easy Heavy-Duty Lighted Deck Install

By |2019-02-01T15:41:28+00:00February 1st, 2019|Pergola Kits|

A fabulous new 8000 Series ShadeScape® deck turned this home into an outdoor getaway with the happiness of higher and lower levels for enjoyment and relaxation. The staircase features lights arranged in a straight-line evenly spaced pattern keeps the steps interesting while showing the exact location of each step and landing area for going up and down. The cozy lighting definitely gives an elegantly high-tech look. Along with the stylish sparkle of lights, illuminating walking paths and doorways add extra safety to a deck. A fabulous new 8000 Series ShadeScape® deck turned this home into an outdoor getaway with the happiness of higher and lower levels for enjoyment and relaxation. The staircase features [...]

ShadeScape Photo Contest 2019

By |2019-01-31T13:15:39+00:00January 31st, 2019|Contests|

Click here to submit additional photos. Or send your pictures to pics@westerntimberframe.com. Please include your full name in the subject line. The top three photos with the most votes will win one of the 3 grand prizes! The grand prizes will be awarded to those who submitted the top 3 images that receive the highest number of votes. Western Timber Frame™ annual Photo Contest is rolling in with the fierceness of a blizzard! Blow us away with your best seasonal shots for a chance to win! Upload your photos using the form below by February 28, 2019, to enter. Our panel of judges will select the finalists before turning the vote over to our fans to decide the winners. We are offering prizes to the top three winners. The prizes are as follows: GRAND PRIZE: Wood Porch Swing With Cupholders $282.99 Value! [...]

Being a Landscape Star in Your Neighborhood Is a Matter of Shade

By |2019-01-31T10:26:46+00:00January 31st, 2019|Pergola Kits|

Imagine a world without shade—just pure sunshine. Shade, it is so easy to take for granted and yet who doesn't need shade with their life? There aren't any attention-grabbing headlines such as: 'How I Quit Shade in 5 Days',  '3 Ways to Defeat Shade Without Breaking a Sweat.', or 'Thinking About Shade? 10 Reasons Why It's Time To Stop!' I am tempted to post such ideas just to spread a little sunny humor; the shade, like the air we breathe, sunshine, water, food, and shelter are essential to life. Your yard is the presentation of your home. The right amount of shade for every area will help keep plants healthy and for a pristine yard, always looking sharp and beautiful. Some plant species for landscaping require long hours of direct sunlight to photosynthesize while other plant species thrive in partial to full shade. [...]

DIY Pavilion Plan Projected 2wk Install, FAMILY Did it in 2 Days!

By |2019-01-09T11:31:48+00:00January 8th, 2019|Pergola Kits|

"After researching locally for a contractor to build our outdoor pavilion with kitchen and fireplace we found Western Timber Frames. Locally everything is built out of cedar. Having plenty of experience with cedar, douglass fir really appealed to me. Cedar life expectancy down here is about 10 years. Western Timber Frames has a 25-year warranty. Due to the size of the investment and the uncertainty of who I was buying from, My wife and I flew up to Salt Lake from Houston. We met with Brian once we arrived. A super fantastic gentleman who's very accommodating and laid back. Brian took us around on a Saturday when they were closed and showed us actual finished products. He also gave us a tour of the plant and explained the manufacturing process. We were impressed and made the decision while we were visiting. They are legit. They are [...]

Heavy-Duty December Deck for Christmas!

By |2018-12-21T09:51:57+00:00December 21st, 2018|Timber Pergolas|

December, and a brand new Deck for Christmas! What an awesome Christmas present for the family to enjoy for years to come. Here the family will never again get cabin fever, during the winter season. The heavy-duty timber deck is perfect to keep everyone active, beautify and expanded their living space, quickly and easily. Timber frame decks, arbors, pavilions, pergolas, and gazebo built using Old-World craftsmanship can be installed year-round. A #DIYPergola, #Pavilion or #GazeboKit can be also be added to cover a #HeavyDutyTimberDeck. Here is the Adams family deck designed by Design Manager, Brian Thompson. Beautiful! Thank you, for sending us pictures! December and January are months most people in snowy regions are not thinking of a #WinterHomeImprovement or a #WinterLandscapingMakeover. Yet, December and January is the quiet season, not too [...]

DIY Indoor Wedding Arch Idea w/Timber Arbor/Pergola

By |2018-12-26T09:12:10+00:00December 17th, 2018|Pergola Kits|

An indoor wedding arch, arbor, pergola, or gazebo is a beautiful way to totally personalize your wedding space. It is a beautiful place to exchange vows, display a wedding theme or as in this case a wedding cake. Adding lights really set the romantic ambiance. We have had many indoor weddings displaying wedding decor on a timber frame wedding arch. So, this was a real delight to get some pictures taken on one of these many sacred occasions. We are grateful to Camber and David for sharing pictures with us of her gorgeous wedding reception! Congratulations and thank you, David and Camber. We wish you both every happiness! #FatherDaughterWeddingDance #BrideGroomWeddingDance #IndoorWeddingArbor #WeddingPergola #IndoorWeddingPergola #WeddingArbor #ChristmasWedding #DIYWeddingArbor #IndoorWeddingDance #WeddingDecor #CuttingWeddingCake #WeddingCakeFace [...]