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22 Tips To Start Building An Arbor You Always Wanted

By |2020-01-17T14:29:38-07:00January 17th, 2020|Timber Arbors|

Living on a busy street, working with less than 300 square feet — an arbor will turn a previously underutilized space into a warm and winsome front entry, a garden to be admired, or a concealed haven. Imagine being nestled in the comfort of your own personalized paradise with an arbor you have always dreamed of. With this arbor guide, you can now dream with your eyes open and glean some useful tips to build your own arbor. Over the course of years, designing and fabricating outdoor living environments, we find that when a person approaches the idea of an arbor, they are often looking for an aesthetically pleasing accent to larger outdoor living shelter.  And, it makes perfect sense. Used with a cabana, pavilion, pergola, or gazebo — arbors do draw the eyes to include more of the surrounding landscape into [...]

3 Big Home Shows w/Ideas to Inspire You

By |2020-01-10T12:17:42-07:00January 10th, 2020|Home and Garden Shows, Timber Pergolas|

Winter, it is the most exciting time to discover new ideas and start your outdoor projects. We’ve seen a tremendous surge in winter installations and this is because — more and more — people have discovered what used seem like a best kept secret: Winter is the best time to order an outdoor living shelter. 4600 Pergola Series We have 3 BIG Shows this week so here are the dates, time and places, along with a roll out of ideas and newly installed pergolas and pavilions sent back to us from delighted homeowners. Salt Lake Home Show The Salt Lake Home Show is the first home show we did. Every year it has been an event that families look forward to gather ideas for [...]

Add Spectacular Color to Your Winter Landscape

By |2020-01-02T19:06:52-07:00January 2nd, 2020|Pavilion Kits|

Embrace a new landscape with eye-directing lines and vibrant landscape colors that will showcase your yard year-round. The quiet season is a good time to inspect and notice where you can create some additional attention-grabbing interest. Afterall, evergreens are not the only backbone of a steady color you can count for a winter landscape. ShadeScape® Pavilion - #DIYPavilionKit - #CupolaPavilion #ParkPavilion We specialize in solid timber structures —such as pergolas, gazebos, pavilions, arbors, trellises, post and beam, trusses and more. It is a fast and easy way to ensure a year-round outdoor show of textural interest and sculptural beauty as well as the practical use of space. Plants and shrubs are also another way to introduce intensity and coloration —as is a hedge, piece of garden art, and lights. Here are some ideas to start you on your way [...]

Luxury Cabana Living — Book, Rent or Easy Build Your Own

By |2019-12-31T10:02:45-07:00December 31st, 2019|pavilion kits|

The purpose of a cabana is to be sumptuously pampered. Imagine an exquisite resort-style cabana getaway —  reserved and available anytime — just for you. Timber frame ShadeScape® cabana kits are the elite in luxury protective living shelters serving numerous avenues for home, business, and recreational avenues. It is engineered with wood-to-wood connections and a state of the art design called The Dovetail Difference® — creating a shelter that is unsurpassed in strength and durability.    Cabanas Around the World Girl Relaxing Beneath ShadeScape® Cabana Kit Around the world, the word "cabana" can mean several things. Cabana is a capital city in Peru, a municipality in Cuba, Honduras and Spain; an ancient lake in South America, and an island off the coast of Portugal. It is also a brand of cigar, fast-food restaurant chain, passenger [...]

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 [...]

Pavilions & Gazebos As You’ve Never Seen Them Before

By |2019-11-25T08:28:53-07:00October 3rd, 2019|Outdoor Living|

All-in-one ShadeScape® pavilion kit featuring an upper deck, metal railings, a diving platform, and a built-in waterfall for swimming poolside shade, and extra entertainment space.   Throughout history, gazebos, pavilions, and pergolas have served multi-purposes, beautifully, culturally, fascinatingly, symbolically, as well as spiritually. Today, most architectural shade shelters erected in the United States primarily are built to protect valuables, expand business space, give shade for outdoor living, and recreation. 1853 Artist Dulclere Cuncinotta Dancing Tarantella Beneath a Pergola Explore pavilions and gazebos from cultures around the globe, throughout the ages, as well as one designed for the future. From gazebos made of pure gold to pavilions covered in priceless ancient gems and ancient porcelain pots; you may never look at pavilions and gazebos quite the same again. 21st Century Commerical, Residential, and Recreational [...]