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With this project that we are working on now of this pavilion, we have a design manager that comes out on site. They get the drawings, they measure it up on site; they bring it back to the shop. We then have our architects, we are able to put it into a 3D program. And once they get it up they are able to find out if there are any defects in the drawings; make sure everything is going to work out properly, the dimensions wise and also give a color 3D rendering for the homeowner or the client to approve. Once its approved, we are able to convert these into shop drawings and from here then it goes out to our manufacturing facility.
Hi, I am Mark with Western Timber Frame™ and we are up here in Layton today. We are at a home owners association. I am at their pool house and club area. We are going to install one of our pavilion kits. When they contacted us here at Western Timber Frame™ one of the problems that they had was this was an area that is used a lot throughout the summer but not everyone like to be out in the sun all day long. Our pavilion structure will accomplish a few things for them. It will give them shade to get out of the sun. It is a rain tight roof so they can get out of a storm for a minute as it blows through. It will also give them an area that they can eat and enjoy a lunch or a dinner while they are here at the pool. So we are going to install one of our pavilion kits here today and we’ll see how that goes…
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One of the issues we ran into when we started this project was a health code issue. You can’t have a designated eating area within ten feet of a swimming pool. So the home owners association decided to move the pavilion structure to the Northwest corner of the swimming pool. They moved some fence and some shrubbery to accommodate this area which worked out really well for them. They were able to get a larger pavilion kit which gives them more seating area and stay away from the swimming pool.

This pavilion is a six post structure. It is actually stained in our Rich Cordoba and its a gable structure. It also has a one by six tongue and groove for a sub straight on the roof which gives it a finished look from underneath. This pavilion is also kind of unique. We normally don’t have railing on a pavilion but his will have railing on the East side; which will separate and designate that area that is for eating from the swimming pool area.

As we put our timber kits together we’ll cut each individual post to the exact length it needs to be so that the pavilion will be perfectly level when its done. We also stain the freshly cut ends so that it is sealed off to keep the water out. Keeping a job site clean is very important to the safety of our guys and for our customers.

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These are our knife plates that we bolt down to the concrete. This is how we connect the posts. We start by standing the posts up on the knife plates. This particular pavilion had a drill for power option because they wanted it to have lights underneath so they provided wire and our guys are just feeding wire down through the posts so that they can have their lighting. So we will set each post on the knife plate and attach them there.
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After we get a few of the posts up we will start setting the support beams and just locking this thing together. It goes together just one piece at a time. We’ll set a few posts and then set a couple of beams. Set the next posts and this is the last support beam that they will need to set. The Dovetail Difference™ connection just slides right into the post on each side.
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pergola-kit-pavilionWe are installing the king post on the gable end there. This is the center portion of the gable and that slides down right over that support beam. Then we set the rafters on the gable end locking into the king post. Once they get the rafters set in on the gable end then they will set the ridge beams next. They will brace everything up and make sure it is perfectly level. The ridge tails are dovetailed on each end like this.
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Cold-water-creek-pavilion-17x30-os-after-pic1Cold Water Creek timber framed pavilion 17′ x 30′ with a Rich Cordoba UV protection finish.
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So this is our finished product. Looks beautiful. Everything went simple which is pretty typical for our jobs when we pre-cut for our jobs the installation goes very simply. You can see that its got the tongue and groove underneath that we talked about, gives it that finished look. It is stained to match the posts and beams. We have our Crescent Step beam profile on this project. You can also see the railing that we talked about which is kind of unusual for a pavilion. And just a beautiful project. I think they are really going to enjoy having this at their pool side here.
“I am so impressed with the craftsmanship. the beams fit together perfectly and I can’t even tell where the joints are…all the timber was pre-cut and stained, ready to be installed. Nothing had to be re-cut. It had all been measured perfectly.” -Devon O’Brien, Holladay, UT

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