I went to a farm recently and snapped this photo of these beautiful work horses. Watching them in motion is incredible. With all their amazing strength they are so graceful and fluid in their motion. Although, it did make me feel like I didn’t want to be stepped on by one.

A few years ago, I saw a horse pull contest at with pairs of draft work horses. They would put weights on the horses and see how much weight they could pull. It was amazing to witness, that when two horses pulled the weight together they could carry several times over the weight that one could pull alone.

With the timber frame The Dovetail Difference™ designed mortised system used in Western Timber Frame’s arbor, pavilion, pergola and gazebo structures it also increases with strength, by its size and added weight loads it is able to carry.

Below is McDonald’s backyard before installing an DIY oversized 16×18 timber frame pergola kit. Oversized kits are my favorite! There is something so majestic and empowering with oversized things. The posts on this oversize pergola are ten inches wide!

I love the empowering feel that these oversize timber frame pergola kits add to a yard. It’s like those work horses. The pictures don’t do it justice, it is so magnificent to be close to something so large.

I am happy for the McDonald family. This was a nice makeover.



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