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Early American Pool Shade Kit Install

By |2018-02-13T13:19:42-07:00February 13th, 2018|Pergola Kits|

There is nothing more inviting for a swimming pool area than the shade on a hot summer day. The warmth of solid wood architectural shelters adds the perfect amount of relief and light of healing sunshine. Imagine lounging by the pool, laughing with family and enjoying a barbecue. All this and more, 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. Nonetheless, there are those who would rather have it all done for them. In those cases, they can have their installer or independent craftsmen in which Western Timber Frame™ has some they highly recommend. Featured today is pictures of an Early American Timber Frame Shadescape™ Pergola Kit sent to us by Shane Spencer installed by him [...]

Cool Keystones! XLong Roof Pergola w/Pizza Oven

By |2018-02-09T15:52:38-07:00February 9th, 2018|Pergola Kits|

A pergola covering an outdoor fireplace, pizza oven or fire pit in the backyard offers freedom from the life's usual routine and delight the family with a camping atmosphere while enjoying all the conveniences and cleanliness of the home. Showcased today is a ShadeScape™ DIY Pergola Kit installed over an outdoor pizza oven, barbecue, and outdoor dining area. This ShadeScape™ 14' x 17' DIY Pergola Plan featured: 1. FullWrap™ Roof 2. Crescent Step Beam & Rafter Profiles 3. Full Arched Knee Braces 4. 4 TearDrop™ Keystones 5. Extended Roof The TearDrop™ Keystones are always a show stopper exhibiting the art of Old-World Craftsmanship at its finest. Each Tear Drop Keystone is centered at the peak of the arch of the Knee Braces creating a handsome focal point at every angle. The purpose of a pergola is not [...]

17 Patio Pleasures ‘n Backyard Fun

By |2018-02-08T18:35:41-07:00February 8th, 2018|Outdoor Party|

Parlor or porch activités brought family and guests together often requiring no more than a sense of humor, pen, and paper. The American porch for over a century was a way to get outdoors, relax, socialize and breathe in the fresh air. It was a way to engage conversation, do something new and have fun. It is incredible how much a quick walk in the outdoors can do to uplift the soul. Bringing family and friends together in the backyard or out on the patio is a great way to spend quality time together. With activities and games, they will want to come back again and again. Here are just a few patio and backyard pastime ideas to refreshen your mind and get started on livening up time with those you love. Barbecue and eating outdoors is an all-time favorite for many American [...]

Light Your Evening Have More Fun

By |2018-02-05T15:27:03-07:00February 5th, 2018|Pergola Kits|

Many people work or play long after the sun goes down. When we’re ready to get outside and soak up every minute of warm weather, outdoor grilling and just being together, it is getting dark. Lighting extends the time to enjoy the backyard through the evening hours. Enjoying the cozy ambiance of soft glow lighting in your outdoor living space is simple with Western Timber Frame™ TimberVolt™ Power Post. Western Timber Frame™ outdoor wood arbors, gazebos, pavilions, and pergolas can be pre-drilled with a hole down the center of one post to accommodate any and all of your outdoor power electrical and lighting needs. The TimberVolt™ Power series has an electrical chase drilled from one-half to the entire length of the post to hide and protect all the wiring. The recessed boxes feature weatherproof outdoor covers for plugs and switches that seamlessly incorporate into the actual timber post itself. [...]

Maximize Commercial Space Fast & Easy

By |2017-12-19T20:59:16-07:00December 20th, 2017|Pergola Kits|

  Business organizations and commercial establishments are capitalizing on their natural open outdoor spaces. A change of scenery is uplifting, increases productivity. An outdoor workspace or place of retreat to gets people out of the office, into an open environment, where they can collaborate and brainstorm or recharge energy. Restaurants, hotels, churches, hospitals, parks, commercial and recreational establishments, are being more resourceful than ever in maximizing the potential of their outdoor spaces. With a ShadeScape™ Kit from Western Timber Frame™ even the smallest of physical wasted space can utilize into an effective sidewalk café, patio dining, seating or barbecue areas, WiFi, and phone charging stations and more. Western Timber Frame™ equips facilities making better use of the premium outdoor space that surrounds their buildings or storefronts. For example, the Western Timber Frame™ [...]

3 Gable DIY Pavilion Integrated Power

By |2017-12-19T12:56:20-07:00December 19th, 2017|Pergola Kits|

On these three DIY pavilion plans, one is a straightforward pavilion with a standard gabled roof. The second DIY pavilion plan has three gables. Adding a third ridge defines an entrance, creating an additional wing on a structure. The third DIY pavilion plan engineered with four gables changes the entire look. For a pavilion, a gabled roof opens up the view and magnificently showcase the impressive trusses. A gable roof is the most common shaped roof in places with colder temperature climates.   Featured today is a ShadeScape™ three-gable roof, DIY Pavilion Kit with integrated power. The TimberVolt™ Power Post equips outdoor workspace facilities and backyard living with all the latest in modern outdoor living. The TimberVolt™ Power Post makes better use of the premium outdoor space. For [...]

Wow! TimberWright Gingerbread Houses

By |2017-12-19T08:55:06-07:00December 18th, 2017|Pergola Kits|

What happens when you challenge a group of timber-wrights and their cohorts to make gingerbread houses for the annual Western Timber Frame™ Christmas party? A nostalgic gingerbread truck is carrying logs, a chimney that blows out real smoke, a Russian onion-domed house, a candy bear rug near a fireplace and so many more surprises. We also got a lot of pergolas, pavilions and candy party yards. Look at all the talent. So, clever! Smoke comes out of the chimney. It is stunning the extent of skill and talent that, who knew so many people under one shop roof possessed? For example, Brighton, is one of our engineer and designers. He is a giant of a man who in size, resembles Paul Bunyan. Brighton [...]

You Can DIY Farm Equip Vehicle Cover

By |2017-12-14T11:04:18-07:00December 14th, 2017|Timber Pergolas|

Farm equipment is one of a farmer's biggest investments. Whether you are operating a family-run farm, a large agricultural enterprise utilizing a pavilion to protect valuable equipment is a cost-effective solution for a rural landowner. ShadeScape™ pavilions offer coverage for hay storage, livestock housing, and commercial or industrial equipment. They are also often used to shelter recreational vehicles. A ShadeScape™ kit is easy to install. Best of all, you can quickly do it yourself. Featured today, is a Cedar solid wood 10,000 Series ShadeScape™ DIY Pavilion Kit located in the beautiful State of Oregon. The Bush family sent us these photos of their completed installation. They are delighted with their farm equipment and vehicle cover. The Bush’s ShadeScape™ DIY Pavilion Kit measures 27' 8" x 30'. The posts are 10" x 10". Every pavilion kit is designed to the landowner's needs. Though they are kits, [...]

5 Easy Steps: Build Your Own DIY Garden Arbor

By |2017-12-08T15:36:04-07:00December 8th, 2017|Pergola Kits|

There is nothing more inviting to a garden oasis than the warmth of solid wood architectural shelters. It adds the perfect amount of shade caressed in healing sunshine. Imagine sitting in your garden beneath the shade of your timber pergola, walking beneath a vine-covered arbor, chatting with family and enjoying a barbecue. All this and more, beneath a timber structure you planned and built yourself. Have ever dreamed of building your own customized DIY arbor or perhaps larger with a DIY pergola plan? Your dream can be a reality in just a five easy steps. 1. Draft / Sketch / Measure If you have an idea of what you would like, how you plan on using your garden space; the fastest way is to contact a Design Manager. A Design Manager is there to work one-on-one with you to assess [...]