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Above photo courtesy of Alderwood Landscape Spokane Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers.

Rich Cordoba on a timber frame shade structure has a depth, vibrancy, and superiority in stain performance making it the perfect choice for a formal, prestigious appearance.

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To Native American Indians dark brown represented the power of self-discipline resonating secure energy; promoting a feeling of acceptance and stability. Keywords that have been attributed to the meaning of the vibrant dark brown color of Rich Cordoba stain are dependable, responsible, solid, rich, masculine, vibrancy, secure and sheltering.

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The element of color can direct our attention to a specific area to create a more inviting landscape design. Whether subconsciously or emotionally we each respond to color in different ways. Colors can help to evoke in us, a particular mood, displaying beauty than connects us, inspires us to experience joy and awe as it covers its marvelous architectural forms.

The combination of stain color on a solid wood, timber frame shade structure speaks a beautiful language all its own that cannot be fully conveyed through words alone. The quality of light can change the way a color can appear to our eyes, creating at times an optical illusion. To add to the mix, wood itself also varies in color values and hues.

After viewing these 18 beautiful gazebos, pavilions and pergolas finished in Western Timber Frame’s premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain, check out the color teaser at the bottom of this post for a fun experiment with light and color.

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#1

Oriental Style Timber Frame Pergola & Swing

Expression of Asian Architectural Design

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Carved Dragon heads with Chinese lantern lights.

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Vibrant Red Wine & Black stain.

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Adding characteristics such as square lattice walls or corners as seen in Japanese tea houses or Asian style beam end profiles create a pleasing Oriental garden appeal.

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Solid wood timber frame pergola with bench swing featuring a double tiered Asian styled roof, Cove knee braces, custom beam end profiles, custom cut beam ends with custom carved dragon heads on the outer profiles. Oriental style pergolas add to creating a Chinese, Japanese or Thai garden inspired atmosphere. The curved beam end profiles and double tier are what give the more Asian feel similar to a Pagoda.

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Japanese Pagoda

Historically in East Asia with respect to the traditions that are common to China, Japan, Indian Nepal, Korea, Burma, Vietnam, and other regions of Asia, Pagodas are temples or places of worship. A Pagoda is traditionally built with multiple tiers. In modern architecture, structures that imitates the Oriental or Asian style ornamental curved up style tier are now sometimes referred to as a Pagoda.

#2

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Custom Gazebo

Family comfort in an earth easy xeriscape.

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A traditional gazebo has a hip roof or cupola dome shaped roof usually with a fairly gentle slope covering a circular or hexagonal area.

custom timber framed gazebo

An installed custom 20′ x 24′ solid wood timber frame ShadeScape™ DIY gazebo kit featuring full length arched knee braces, keystones, Champion beam end profiles and finished in the beautiful premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain.

A gazebo is the most commonly used term for an octagon, a hexagon, or round shape is at times classified as a chalet or rotunda as well as a pavilion. Gazebos have their own natural charm and this gazebo had its own unique design.

Pictured left, the side view of the gazebo is inline with the home.  This gazebo provides the perfect place for pleasure, relaxation and entertainment.

#3

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Over Sized Radius Timber Frame ShadeScape™ Pergola

Backyard front porch with family, friends & neighbors.

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Installed over the patio for shade is this over-sized 18′ x 20′ dovetailed solid wood timber frame DIY ShadeScape™ pergola kit featuring a radius roof, Classic knee braces, Champion beam end profiles with a premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain finish. A swing was later installed and outdoor furniture added to complete this cozy backyard retreat.

Over Sized pergola kits are Western Timber Frame’s best-selling pergola kits on the market. Western Timber Frame™ is famous for over sized backyard dreams with these solid wood pergola kits that posts and beams are incredibly thicker in size. These pergola kits offer more value and unique features than you can find anywhere else. They are more durable with less warping and twisting due to our distinct design. Western Timber Frame’s over sized kits also have the best, longest warranty on the market.

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Woman’s hand on a pergola kit rafter, top and side.

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These are not typical hardware store lumber pieces. It is amazing to see and feel firsthand how massive these over sized timber frame ShadeScape™ pergola kits truly are. A standard over sized DIY pergola kit are 4″ x 12″ beams.

#4

Custom Over Sized Poolside Pavilion

Barbecues, swimming, shade and outdoor family fun.

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Custom solid wood dovetailed timber frame 17′ x 27′ DIY ShadeScape™ pavilion kit featuring Classic knee braces, Roosevelt beam end profiles, extended rafters, finished in the premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain. In addition to shade over the patio, the family requested Western Timber Frame’s exclusive TimberVolt™ power post for all their outdoor power needs. Pre-drilled and pre-wired for power through the center of the post, the TimbeVolt™ power post gives a nice clean finish.

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TimberVolt™ power post pre-drilled for power.

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TimberVolt™ power post with light switches.

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Over Sized Solid Wood Timber Frame Pergola

Patio shade to take in the view.

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The Dovetail Difference™ massive mortise and tenon dovetail joint system design used throughout our timber construction process creates very strong, rigid joints. On the test pictured here it didn’t give until over 11,000 lbs.!

A 14′ x 31′ over-sized dovetailed timber frame DIY pergola kit installed over patio for shade. The pergola features Classic knee braces, Champion beam end profiles and finished in the premium high grade Rich Cordoba timber stain.

The question we are asked the most often is: How well do our timber frame structures hold up against the wind? Western Timber Frame’s outdoor structures are engineered with The Dovetail Difference™ for heavy snows, seismic shifting and strong winds and have a 160+ mph wind ratings!

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Timber Frame Covered Entrance

Welcome home to affluent ambience.

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Timber frame Porte Cochere.

Covering overhead is a welcome relief when you are trying to get in during a rainstorm. An attached pavilion cover can do wonders, adding to a home’s curb appeal.

The Porte Cochere provides protection from the weather when arriving via a car. The addition of a Porte Cochere or a larger attached pavilion entryway to an existing structure have also served in some additions as a meeting or entertainment area.

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timber frame covered pavilion entryway

#7

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Timber Frame Attached Pavilion & Pergolas

Romantic Dinners & Festive Porch Parties

Two over-sized solid wood 10′ x 18′ attached timber frame DIY pergola kits installed with a center timber frame pavilion kit over the porch for shade. The pavilion and pergolas feature Champion beam end profiles, Classic knee braces, finished in a premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain. Covering a porch can add more human friendly all day temperatures to the home and can also reduce utility bills as well.

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attached pergola for shade

#8

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Dovetailed Timber Frame Pergola

Energized, engaging, enjoying family.

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We bought a pergola last year and have absolutely loved it! It adds such beauty and character to our backyard that felt like a barren wasteland before. We got a 12X20 kit and had them install it. We were hoping it would be great, but this exceeds our expectations. They were very professional, quick, made a few adjustments to accommodate our house and have been great with questions. We recommend them to everyone who is looking at a project like this. – Review on Houzz

An installed 12′ x 20′ solid wood timber frame DIY pergola kit finished in a premium high grade Rich Cordoba UV protective timber stain featuring the Cove knee braces with Champion beam end profiles.

At Western Timber Frame™, we tailor each timber kit to the customer. Therefore, no two kits are the same. After the consultation process, we will then create a 3D rendering of their project. We listen to what they need, take the time to making sure their problems are solved, and then their dreams are brought to reality through us. The “WOW!” factor is what we strive to achieve for our clients. This is their investment in a ‘Home Away From Home in Your Own BackyardTM.’

#9

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Timber Frame ShadeScape™ Pergola Covered Porch

A place to laugh, to smile and enjoy.

A 12′ x 20′ solid wood timber frame attached pergola kit installed over a porch. The DIY pergola kit features Classic knee braces, Roosevelt Step beam end profiles, Tear Drop decorative keystones, finished in a premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain.

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For kids it is a natural to be outdoors.  As an adult in many cases it is easy to get so wrapped up in the daily schedules of life that too readily the days can pass by and without really breathing in the fresh outdoors like a kid. Convenient outdoor living areas invite people to come outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and time together as a family and with friends.

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Solid Wood Timber Frame Pergola

Our time together.

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Spending time together playing and doing home based activities, brings families closer together. This outdoor living area is a great place to bring the family together for a barbecue, reading together, talking and relaxing. The portable fire pit is a nice addition to roast some hot dogs, marshmallows or just warm up your hands.

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The solid wood timber frame DIY pergola kit installed for shade over the backyard patio features the Classic knee braces, Champion beam end profiles, finished in the premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain.

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Timber Frame Pavilion

Pleasing piece of private paradise

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Solid wood 14′ x 18′ dovetailed timber frame DIY pavilion kit installed over patio for outdoor dining shade. The pavilion features Classic knee braces, Crescent beam end profiles with the premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain finish.

Before and after installing a solid wood timber frame DIY pavilion kit. The pavilion not only provides a place for the family to gather but created some additional privacy the homeowners desired.

#12

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Ninety percent of all Western Timber Frame™ shade structures are customized to individual homeowners or to the  uniqueness and expansion of businesses and recreational purposes. From beautiful timber entryways to massive pergolas large enough to cover an entire outdoor restaurant, we can do anything to suit your needs.

Timber Frame Pergolas & Gazebo

The passion of dreamseekers & adventurers.

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Two pergolas and a gazebo installed for Standing Boy Creek Farms located in Fortson, Georgia. The solid wood timber frame pergola kits and gazebo kit feature full wrap around knee braces with decorative keystones, Champion beam end profiles with a premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain finish.

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#13

Custom Timber Frame Poolside Pergola

Invigorating, refreshing, good times!

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poolside diy pergola kit

A solid wood 15′ x 26′ timber frame pergola kit installed for poolside shade. The DIY pergola kit features the Crescent Step beam end profiles, Cove knee braces and finished in the water based premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain.

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Pools & Pergolas, So Natural

#14

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 Timber Frame Pergola & Swing

Exhilarating, breathtaking views!

Solid wood 10′ x 20′ timber frame DIY pergola kit installed with a bench swing to take in the beautiful mountainside view. This pergola features the decorative tear drop keystones, custom designed knee braces and beam end profiles, finished in the premium high grade water based UV protective timber stain.

These timber frame pergolas are built to beautifully withstand heavy mountainous snows. Timber frame structures with the dovetailed mortise and tenon joint systems are  the most seismically safe as well.

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tear drop keystones pergola

#15

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Covered Entrance & Timber Frame Pergola

Outdoor Family Party Yard!

Custom solid wood timber frame pergola and pavilion kit installed with the Legacy knee braces, Roosevelt beam end profiles and finished in the premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain.

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pergola pavilion entrance

#16

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Timber Frame Pergola for Outdoor Kitchen Bar

Splashing Family Parties

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Solid wood 14′ x 20′  timber frame pergola kit installed over patio next to pool with a built in outdoor kitchen bar featuring Crescent beam end profiles, Classic knee braces and finished in the premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba water based timber stain.

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poolside pergola kitchen bar

Before and after installing a DIY solid wood timber frame pergola kit. An outdoor kitchen bar is more useable with cooling shade from a timber frame pergola.

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 Timber Frame Pergola

Delivering perfection

A solid wood 17′ x 27′ timber frame over-sized DIY pergola kit installed for shade over backyard patio. The pergola features Champion beam end profiles, front arched knee braces and keystone, Classic knee braces, finished in a premium high grade Rich Cordoba UV protective timber stain.

“We are delighted with the deck and pergola that Western Timber Frame™ built for us. Everyone that sees it loves it! The quality of your work is excellent and, what we appreciate just as much, is the fact that you stand behind it. You place a high priority on customer satisfaction. We have already referred people to you and will continue to do so.” -Lori and Phil Hudson, Salt Lake City, UT

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patio shade pergola

Custom Timber Frame Pergola

Family every day.

Solid wood timber frame 8′ x 8′ x 14′ over-sized DIY pergola kit installed for shade over side yard patio. The pergola has three sections and features arched and custom knee braces with decorative keystones, Champion beam end profiles, and finished in the premium high grade UV protective Rich Cordoba timber stain.

Color Teaser

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A and B in the illustration below is of the same hue and value.

Test it for yourself by placing your finger across the middle of the illustration on the right to see that the two seemingly different shades of gray are the same hue and value.

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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’s other premium high grade stain choices.

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