We take great pride in our attention to the smallest of details. All exposed edges on our heavy timbers are smoothed with a ¼” round. This allows the timbers to retain their rough appearance, with a touch of refinement. Our top “shade planks” are spaced closer together as compared to other pergolas giving not only a unique look but offering additional shade as well. We use true to size rough-sawn timber for all components rather than standard smaller ‘dimensional’ lumber. We use taller and wider rafters on our double tier roof as compared to what you will find elsewhere and patented design The Dovetail Difference® is what sets us apart from conventional timber frame constructions.
The Dovetail Difference®, patented design of Western Timber Frame™, exceeds the status quo of conventional timber framing constructions. Architectural frameworks and immobile structures are considered to be solid and immobile, yet we live on earth, in an environment of recurrent and perpetual motion with seismic waves of micromotion moving up and down, as well as side-to-side. Western Timber Frame™ patented design The Dovetail Difference® creates an architecturally more responsible structure, allowing the wood to perform as nature intended, expanding and contracting while keeping a tight, joint and the integral portion of the timber intact as illustrated below. There is no visible hardware, bolts, screws, hangers or other mechanical fasteners unless they are decorative in nature.