Mouseover the picture below to see the before and after of another over size timber frame pergola installation.
Conventional Timber Frame Cut
Another timber frame pergola kit install over a backyard patio in just a few hours. This timber frame pergola is a 12′ x 20′, over sized, Rich Cordoba UV-rated stained pergola. The over size pergolas are by far the most popular because of its additional strength and massive beauty given to the outdoor structure. With Western Timber Frame™ The Dovetail Difference™ that keeps the integrity of the center beam intact these over sized outdoor timber frame structures are stronger than conventional chainsaw timber frame outdoor structures. As you can see here pictured left, conventional timber frame cuts out the center of the beam and the integrity is compromised.
The Dovetail Difference™ not only makes a stronger, more integral structure but by its design it is faster and easier to assemble. Every piece is pre-cut and pre-tested with a drop in layout so all the hard work has been done ahead of time so even though these are massive timbers it should not be intimidating to install. However, if you are not a do-it-yourself person and would just rather have someone do it for you, they also have professional installers who are happy to do it for you. The Dovetail Difference™ is aesthetically more pleasing because you do not see unsightly lag hangers and ugly hardware all over. Yet, more importantly it is what makes the structure stronger, able to naturally expand, contract and maintain its integrity. This design patterned after old world techniques combined with modern technology can be expected to last for centuries for future generations to enjoy.
Below are pictures of more over size timber frame structures: