As winter starts to fade away and spring starting peeking in, it’s a great time to celebrate by spending time out in the pavilion! It’s never too early or too late in the year to have fun outside, that’s for sure. Even in the middle of winter, you can still enjoy your timber structure, like these siblings did! A popular addition for backyards is a fire pit or fire place. We’ll be sharing a couple of projects with you that shows a couple different ideas of how you can use a fire pit along with your outdoor living area!

This family created a whole new “room” outside that is the perfect gathering place for all ages. This 14′ x 20′ pavilion looks great with the Champion profile and finished in Early American stain. The arched knee braces sets it out from the rock wall. Strategically placed just off to the side of the pavement, it is right smack in the center of activity as you can see here below!


As the sun goes down, so does the temperature. But that’s not a problem when you’ve got a fireplace! Gather ’round and enjoy some delicious snacks and sing campfire songs!Winebrenner1_14x20

As always, BE CAREFUL with fireplaces! Make sure you observe safety rules, especially with your little ones around! :)


As fun as fireplaces are, they don’t always give as much light as you might like when the sun is completely down. Just put some lights on your pavilion! String lights are not just for Christmas…they can be used all year-round for parties and family get-togethers!


Like I said, it’s never too early or too late in the year to start enjoying your structure. With a little bit of creativity, you can use it all year-round!

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