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Early American high-grade, premium timber stain finish gives a  “welcome home” appeal to a backyard, business or recreational facility and is extremely popular in our solid wood shade shelters.

Pergolas, gazebos, arbors, pavilions & trellises are often conjoined together for a collage of beautiful outdoor architectural shade structures to utilize the maximum space for an outdoor entertainment environment.  Early American stain is not just in the beautiful hue but that in a small area, as in the DIY pergola plan illustrated above, it has a cozy ambiance that still feels wide open.  The Early American stain has a warm cocoa tone that entreats a sense of intimacy and togetherness to a place where loved ones can gather in your favorite place.

The brown hues of Early American is a warm color that makes you feel like “cocooning”; it is a safe and protective color that gives a sense of belonging, cozy, comfortable, a refuge from the commotion of the outside world.

In landscape design, Early American is a down-to-earth color of wholesomeness that gives a sense of belonging, stability, structure and support. It is that comfortable feeling of being at home with dependable family and loyal friends.

Take in the outdoors through a collage of seventeen beautiful pergolas, arbors, gazebos and pavilions for outdoor living shade finished in our high-grade, premium UV protective timber Early American stain finish.

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A solid wood timber framed gazebo with outdoor furniture

#1. ShadeScape™ DIY Gazebo Kit with 2 Freestanding Pergolas

Pergolas, gazebos, arbors, pavilions & trellises are often conjoined together for a collage of beautiful outdoor architectural shade structures to utilize the maximum family-friendly outdoor entertainment environments.

Pictured here are two DIY solid wood, timber frame pergola kits attached to a rough-sawn timber frame gazebo kit installed over a patio with built in outdoor solid wood cabinets and granite counter tops.

The gazebo and pergolas feature the Cove knee braces and Champion beam end profiles. The premium, high-grade UV protective Early American timber stain finish blends warmly into this nature landscape design. A stream flows underneath the patio and from every side of the landscape, it is a spectacular view.

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#2. ShadeScape™ Attached Cedar Wood DIY Pergolas

Attached DIY timber frame pergola kit manufactured with Incense Cedar and installed for shade over backyard patio.

Western Timber Frame™ uses only #1 Appearance Grade A Douglas Fir, Incense Cedar, and/or Redwood sourced directly from the mills. Clients, DIY homeowners and contractors who assemble their own kits rave about how smoothly the installation process went and how beautiful and majestically exquisite they are. Western Timber Frame™ only sources renewable timber directly from mills in the United States that have sustainable and renewable timber growth policies. Western Timber Frame™ personally visits these sites to ensure the highest environmental standards are in place and that these mills use responsible harvesting and forest management.

This attached DIY pergola kit features the Axis Step beam end profile with the Classic knee brace. The warm Early American stain finish contrasted with the bright yellow home is a cheerful, inviting atmosphere. The added clay chiminea also is a nice feature to add a little fire for a afternoon of grilling Shish Kabobs.

#3. ShadeScape™ Pergola Kit Outdoor Kitchen & T.V.

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A rough sawn timber frame DIY pergola kit finished in the high grade premium UV Protective stain installed over an outdoor kitchen bar with granite countertops and cabinets, outdoor sink, outdoor television and outdoor lighting. The pergola features the Champion beam end profile with the Classic knee braces and finished in the premium high grade UV protective Early American timber stain.

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 electrical and lighting needs.

Integrated USB outlets; charge your smartphones, tablets, and other USB devices, while you watch movies on your outdoor TV that is plugged into one of the main electrical receptacles up top.

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#4. ShadeScape™ Playground Swing, Slide and Climbing Board

The homeowners had a solid wood timber frame picnic table installed with a timber frame playground set featuring a swing, slide and climbing board. The beauty in this playground set is more than just meets the eye; outdoor structures built using old world craftsmanship have proven to last for centuries and to withstand seismic movement better than other materials. With new technology and Western Timber Frame™ innovative The Dovetail Difference™ design these outdoor structures are built to be even more durable and last longer and stronger with 160+ mph ratings!

Western Timber Frame™ specializes in timber accessories like the timber frame suspended bed and suspended table below that are great accessories to add to an outdoor shade structure.

#5. ShadeScape™ Pergola Kit with Latticed Privacy Walls 

An 18′ x 14′ rough-sawn, solid wood timber frame DIY pergola kit installed over backyard patio for shade. Pictured above is a couple of before and after photos. Shade trellises are added for extra shade as well as privacy. These are not ordinary trellises that you find in a hardware store. A Western Timber Frame™ trellises are thicker and are unrivaled in strength, comfort and quality.

Western Timber Frame™ arbors and trellises use quality grade timber as found in outstanding historical Dutch and Colonial gardens and landscapes. Western Timber Frame™ can match or compliment any architectural style to taste with the finest in quality arbors and trellises.

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#6. ShadeScape™ Garden Arbor 

A 9’4″ oversized solid wood timber frame garden arbor.  An arbor can be an inviting focal point, backdrop or entryway. A pair of arbors with a bench or benches facing each other will provide a quiet place to sit and exquisite beauty to a garden, sandbox, park, landscape, residential or commercial area as well as camping or tourist areas.

An arbor swing can also be an enchanting invitation to a garden or landscape as well as a welcome resting place at the end of a pathway or quiet secluded retreat. Arbors are a wonderful way to define a landscape as in this example pictured left.

#7. ShadeScape™ 16’x24′ Pergola Kit

A 16′ x 24′  solid wood timber frame DIY pergola kit installed for an entertainment outdoor living area. Above is a before and after. The kit is over-sized Douglas Fir featuring the Champion beam end profile, Classic knee braces and finished in the premium high grade UV protective Early American timber stain.

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#8. ShadeScape™ Entertainment Size Pergola

A 20′ x 23′ entertainment size, solid wood DIY pergola kit installed over front yard patio for shade. The timbers are over sized with The Dovetail Difference® mortise and tenon post to beam connection system that goes together much like the Lincoln Logs toy sets we put together as kids. This kit features the full arched knee braces with decorative keystones as pictured in the example below. The tear drop decorative keystone is also a highly popular addition.

Timber frame trellis for poolside shade

#9. ShadeScape™ Poolside Trellis Kit

An 8′ x 74′ timber frame arbor and trellis for outdoor swimming with poolside shade. An attached pergola as pictured right is also an option in smaller areas next to a pool for outdoor shade.

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#10. ShadeScape™ Pergola Kit with Radius Roof

A rough-sawn 12′ x 16′ solid wood timber frame DIY pergola kit installed for poolside shade with an outdoor fireplace and furniture and finished in the premium high-grade UV protective Early American timber stain. The homeowners also installed a nice mini outdoor kitchen with a bar.

This timber frame pergola kit also features an extended radius roof. The rafters extend over one of the support beams of the structure, forming a radius, which provides additional shade. Another option is a full radius as in this example.

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#11. ShadeScape™ DIY Pavilion Kit & Outdoor Kitchen

An rough-sawn 18′ x 28′ over-sized timber framed DIY solid wood pavilion kit installed over patio. The pavilion is finished in Western Timber Frame™ premium high grade Early American timber stain finish. Underneath the pavilion is a full outdoor kitchen complete with outdoor lighting and fans.

#12. ShadeScape™ Pergola Kit for Outdoor Hot Tub

Before and after view of #12, a rough-sawn solid wood 12′ x 18′ DIY timber frame pergola kit installed over backyard patio to provide shade for an outdoor hot tub. It features the Standard knee braces with the Roosevelt beam end profiles finished in the UV protective Early American timber stain. Timber frame arbors with trellises, pergolas, pavilions and gazebos can make an outdoor space with a hot tub a more enjoyable year-round experience and can also add privacy and outdoor lighting.

Words used synonymously with Early American: brown, acorn, raw umber, cocoa, light latte, coffee, toast, chocolate, tan, nut-brown, wood, almond, Chamoisee, coyote, chestnut, espresso,

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#13. ShadeScape™ Gazebo Kit with built-in Outdoor Cabinetry

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A 24′ solid wood timber frame DIY gazebo kit installed with built it outdoor cabinetry and countertops finished in Western Timber Frame™ premium high grade UV protective Early American timber stain. Outdoor cabinets are a wonderful addition to an outdoor living room for storage and convenience.

An outdoor arbor, pavilion, pergola or gazebo offer a place to add on for other outdoor amenities later as the budget deems possible as well. Outdoor cabinets can be built in with the pergola or added later.

Keywords attributed to the meaning of the color Early American: earth, dependable, security, calming, protective, cozy, friendship, nurturing, common sense, organic, healing, orderly, knowing, hearth, caring, stability, simplicity, orderly, protective, outdoors, conventional, elegance, fertility, practical, home, approachable, abundance, grounded, foundation, and expressive of Thanksgiving.

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#14. ShadeScape™ Pergola Kit with Radius Roof

Above is the before and after installing a timber frame pergola kit on picture #14. A rough-sawn 18′ x 20′ solid wood timber frame dovetailed DIY pergola kit installed over the front-yard patio. The pergola features the Classic knee braces with the Roosevelt beam end profiles finished in the UV protective Early American timber water based stain. Outdoor lighting is pre-drilled and wired through the posts so that all the cords and wiring are hidden and safe with a clean nice finish. The pergola also features the extended radius roof for additional patio shade. Beneath is a built in barbecue grill for hours of outdoor family entertainment.

#15. ShadeScape™ Hot Tub Gazebo Kit & Deck

Solid wood 12′ timber frame DIY gazebo kit installed over a hot tub on a deck finished in the premium, high-grade UV protective Early American timber stain. The stairs pictured left are also for the same clients on the front of the house and are built with solid wood dovetailed  timbers, built to last for generations. Hot tubs are a nice feature on a deck and. Decks built with heavy duty timbers using the Dovetail connections are more durable and strong than conventional decks and hold up the weight of hot tubs beautifully.

The process is made simple working with a design manager who can render a design for a visual understanding of how a deck can look and function with or without an attached pergola, gazebo or awning etc. It can be surprising at times how even a little awning can offer quite a lot of comfortable for its size. A design manager can help you to determine how much sun and at what angles can serve your purposes best for your outdoor living environment and your specific needs.

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#16. ShadeScape™ DIY Pergola Kit

A 16′ x 20′ custom timber frame pergola kit featuring Cove knee braces, Roosevelt Step beam end profiles with the premium, high-grade UV protective Early American timber stain finish.

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#17. Entertainment Size ShadeScape™ DIY Pergola Kit

An entertainment size 18′ x 20′ solid wood timber frame pergola over backyard patio for shade. The homeowners also had a small timber frame arbor swing installed on the back lawn.

Western Timber Frame™ structures are visible massive heavy timbers of impressive engineering masterpieces rich in architectural heritage, perfected in modern technology, creating monumental heirlooms for generations to enjoy. For more landscaping with color ideas and backyard retreats check out Western Timber Frame™ other premium high grade stain choices.

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