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Winter, it is the most exciting time to discover new ideas and start your outdoor projects. We’ve seen a tremendous surge in winter installations and this is because — more and more — people have discovered what used seem like a best kept secret: Winter is the best time to order an outdoor living shelter.

4600 Pergola Series

4600 Pergola Series

winter pergola install

We have 3 BIG Shows this week so here are the dates, time and places, along with a roll out of ideas and newly installed pergolas and pavilions sent back to us from delighted homeowners.

Salt Lake Home Show

The Salt Lake Home Show is the first home show we did. Every year it has been an event that families look forward to gather ideas for home improvement. For us, we have been blest to receive Best of Show over the last several years and to touch bases with families who are enjoying their ShadeScape® living areas and just want to stop by and say "hello" again and how much their ShadeScape® has benefited their life. That is one of our favorite highlights of the show!

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comtemporary home show pavilion

2020 Salt Lake Home Show

MOUNTAIN AMERICA EXPO CENTER 9575 S. State Street Sandy, Utah 84070 Western Timber Frame Location: Booth #1501

Hours: Friday, 10 January  2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, 11 January 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 12 January  11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

salt lake home show gazebo

A ShadeScape® Gazebo kit at The Salt Lake Home Show a couple years ago. This gorgeous gazebo now sits in someone else's backyard. The timber frame gazebo has built-in colored lights that dramatically switch colors for an incredible romantic ambience at night.

One of the reasons Western Timber Frame™ is North America's largest custom pergola and pavilion kit manufacturer is their timber wrights guys have really worked to make it affordable for families to enjoy outdoor living at its best. Last year they introduced a new, really pretty pavilion called the Woodland Series that is engineered for strength but I believe designed in a way that costs less than the standard ShadeScape® pavilion kits. It is going to be fun to see what they have on display this year.

Despite the massive size of these kits, more often than not, they are actually easier and quicker to assemble than a kit that is 10-30X smaller in weight. We utilize a patent-pending dovetail joint method for our beam and post connections. Everything is pre-cut, prefinished, and ready to assemble. The main "downside" is the weight of the posts and beams. You'll need to invite over a friend or two to lift each end of the beams in place, but once the beams are set in place that weight locks everything into position with our dovetail joint system. Most kits can be assembled in as little as one afternoon creating a spectacular yard makeover in such a short time.

A ShadeScape® Kit from the Home Show

Each kit is specifically designed to precisely fit a landscape according the individual's needs and desires. They are not a "cookie cutter" kit but that said, people love getting a show pricing and buying a kit straight from the show. Some of our kits are displayed in other businesses to enhance their products as well as our own, a win-win deal.

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octagonal fire pit trellis

This trellis kit is an example, and it is also a win-win for families who get their kit pre-built from the show. The ShadeScape® trellis kit was displayed in the Belguard Booth and now sits in the backyard where a falling apart horse barn once stood. A pre-fabricated kit works well if the space doesn't have to have exact specifications.

2020 Barrett Jackson

The World’s Greatest Car Collection Auctions

Westworld of Scottsdale 16601 North Pima Road Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Dates and Hours: 1/11/2020 - 1/19/2020 8:00 AM — until auction closes.

Western Timber Frame Location: 7g-h 8g-h

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ShadeScape® 2-tone pavilion kit at Home Show featuring privacy screens and TimberVolt® power post.

The guys have been busy setting up for the show so we haven't got a whole lot of pictures of the shade structures but the little I have seen is spectacular. Privacy screens have really been in high demand so seeing more at the home shows creates quite the display with so many ideas of how you can personalize that for your own outdoor living space.

This is one of the guys most favorite shows because they also get to tour all the cars and other delightful displays at the show!

pergola with privacy walls

2020 Maricopa County Home Shows

Home & Garden Show

Arizona State Fairgrounds 1826 W McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ. 85007

Friday, 10 January 10AM-6:30PM Saturday, 11 January 10AM-6:30PM Sunday, 12 January 10AM-5PM

Western Timber Frame Location: #15 (on the avenue behind the food court)

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The Maricopa County Home Shows Home and Garden Show is a delight to attend. Phoenix is a place where ShadeScape® kits are more being pampered in the outdoors, it is a must to enjoy the open air throughout the seasons. Below are pictures from a homeowner in Pheonix of their newly installed Woodland 8000 Series ShadeScape® pavilion kit that they saw at the Maricopa County Home Show last year.

18' x 30' 8000 Series ShadeScape® Woodland Pavilion Kit

At the show the Woodland Two-Tone, 6-Post, 8000 Series ShadeScape® pavilion kit featured Classic style knee braces but the homeowners really liked the Crescent Step style knee braces — so as always— our guys happily made them new knee braces to their taste. In five weeks it was delivered and installed for them. The pictures show off the tile roof which is also a popular feature common to Arizona.

The showroom kit came with TimberVolt® power post which people just love. 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.

The TimberVolt® power posts made it easy for the family to install two outdoor televisions and an outdoor bar, lights and fan. I love it!!!!

cedar tile pavilion
cedar tile pavilion
cedar tile pavilion
cedar tile pavilion

More Picture Ideas

With so many pictures that people send us, it would be impossible to show them all off, but I love seeing them. And as I have a few more on my desktop, why not? I love to see what others have done as it gives people so many possibilities that get the brain cogs going —sometimes in a direction we otherwise never would have dreamed of. So here you go:

Radius Roof ShadeScape® Pergola Kit

Alpine pergola with radius roof

Inverse Radius Trellis ShadeScape® Kit

radius roof
radius style roof pergola
inverse radius roof trellis

Patio Alpine ShadeScape® Pergola Kit

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Deck Alpine ShadeScape® Pergola Kit

alpine pergola deck
alpine pergola deck

Cedar T&G Roofed ShadeScape® Pavilion Kit

cedar roof pavilion kit
cedar roof pavilion kit

For more ideas check out one of Home and Garden Shows this weekend! We'd love to see you there.

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