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An outdoor living space can provide the need for solitude, inspiration or spiritual renewal. Incessant involvement associated with daily life of obligations and worldly activities can feel consuming and at times affect us emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. Relaxing in solitude with family or close friends can also bring renewed strength and closeness.

In this bustling, all too-seemingly fast-paced world where people seek serenity and time away to rejuvenate. Savor 20 serene shade sanctuaries.

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20 serene outdoor living spaces

ONE

#1 DIY Pavilion Kit

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solid wood pavilion

Custom 14′ x 18′ cedar wood timber frame DIY pavilion kit finished in a premium high grade UV protective Natural timber stain. The pavilion was pre-drilled through the posts for power.

Pre-drilling for power eliminates conduit, and/or nails; it also eliminates unsightly and unsafe exposed wire and the need to trench over power; which results in a more aesthetically pleasing architectural shade structure.

Western Timber Frame™ also offers their amazing Timbervolt™ series designed to better your family’s outdoor living experience.

TWO

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Louvered Roof Pergola

An 18′ x 18′ timber frame DIY pergola kit featuring a custom louvered roof, Classic style knee braces, Roosevelt style beam end profiles and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective timber stain.

MOUSEOVER PICTURE TO SEE AN EXAMPLE OF A LOUVERED ROOF OPEN AND SHUT

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THREE

Gazebo & Attached Pergolas

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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 spectacular view.

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.

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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.

FOUR

Serenity in the Middle of the City

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The DIY timber frame pergola kit is Douglas-fir and has a 12′ x 14′ roof with a footprint (post-to-post) of 10′ x 12′. It features Roosevelt Step beam/rafter end profiles, 2×8 Classic style knee braces, 2×8 rafters, 3×10 beams, 2×4 shade planks, finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba exterior timber stain.

The hammock DIY timber frame trellis kit has a 20’ roof with two posts and features Roosevelt Step beam end profiles, 2×8 Classic style knee braces, D-rings and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba exterior timber stain.

This is a heavenly haven, the family can enjoy for many years to come.

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FIVE

Tuscan Style Timber Frame Arbor Swing

Nestled next to a bubbling stream this beautiful 12′ x 8′ timber frame arbor swing with Tuscan style posts just beckons you to come and sit. This timber frame arbor swing features Roosevelt Step style beam and rafter end profiles and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective custom exterior timber stain.

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SIX

Timber Frame Deck, Attached Pergolas and Free-Standing Pergola

The transformation from a before and after is fun to see but on the practical side it is great to utilize the space better creating more outdoor living space to enjoy the backyard even more.

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Before installing the timber frame pergolas.

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Two attached pergolas, deck and freestanding pergola features Champion beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade Rich Cordoba stain.

SEVEN

Timber Frame DIY Pergola Kit Featuring Arched Custom Roof

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arched roof pergola

Every timber frame shade structure from Western Timber Frame™ is in reality customized to the individual homeowners desire. This was a fun project. The pergola features a custom arched roof with Roosevelt style beam and rafter end profiles, Cove style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain. The hanging/potted flowers and foliage really help create a serene, secluded feeling.

EIGHT

Rustic Tuscan Style Pergola/Arbor Swing

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Tuscan style pergola with a swing features Roosevelt Step style beam and rafter end profiles, Tuscany style posts and is finished in a premium high-grade Rich Cordoba timber stain.

Homeowner Mark Church has an excellent eye for detail and added a copper plated roof over the the timber frame dovetails for added protection from the weather, adding to its rich, rustic finished look.

“I searched for a pergola and various pictures came up and so as I searched through the pictures I eventually found something I liked and it took me to the Western Timber Frame™ website. The large timbers that I was looking for, I really liked that look. And then the second thing was the tapered dovetail design from a construction standpoint I thought that was superior to anything else that I saw. We love it. As a family we are out here and when you look at it it is just very rustic; it’s manly. I just like it. They are excellent. The fact that I was out of State initially worried me but as we worked through the project, was evidently not an issue. You just need to have good dimensions and talk it through. And the sales rep, Ondi, he was excellent. They were very good. They are a good company.” — Mark Church

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NINE

Timber Frame Arbor with Privacy Trellises by Stream

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trellis DIY arbor kit

A custom dovetail 19′ x 8′ timber frame DIY arbor kit installed with trellises. Trellises add a natural element for boundaries, walls and enclosures while arbors serve as entryways, gateways and pathway coverings. From a very small or narrow area to a large expansive surrounding, arbors and trellises help create the perfect landscape. This arbor features Cove knee braces, Roosevelt beam end profiles, finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Sequoia timber stain.

TEN

Serene Backyard for Family Gatherings Under Timber Frame Pergola

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A 20′ x 20′ over-sized timber frame DIY pergola kit featuring Roosevelt Step style beam and rafter end profiles, Classic knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade Rich Cordoba timber stain.

Adding a timber frame pergola from Western Timber Frame™ is a permanent extension of your home, adding on an extra outdoor room to enjoy more quality family time together. With its freedom to move about, enjoying the fresh air, a timber frame pergola, gazebo, arbor or pavilion is great way create usable space literally expanding your home living space. Add a radiant heater, fireplace, or firepit to extend your outdoor living year-round.

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ELEVEN

Serene Garden Walkway with 2 Timber Frame Pergolas for Shade

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Two 12′ x 20′ pergolas featuring Roosevelt style beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Early American timber stain.

Walking through this garden is so peaceful and the view is spectacular.

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Attached DIY Pergola Kit for Shade

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Designed upon old-world timber wright craftsmanship combined with new technology this Oversize 14′ x 20′ timber frame DIY attached pergola kit features Champion style beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and is finished in a premium high-grade Early American UV protective timber stain.

THIRTEEN

Sit in the Shade, Take in the View with a Timber Frame Pergola

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timber frame pergola kit

15′ x 10′ timber frame pergola/gazebo kit installed to take in the breathtaking view below. This peacefully placed shade structure features Crescent style beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Early American stain.

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FOURTEEN

Quiet Setting with a Timber Frame DIY Pergola Kit

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A 12′ x12′ timber frame DIY pergola kit with over-sized posts, Classic knee and custom beam end profiles sits beautifully into the backyard landscape. The redwood outdoor chairs go well with the Rich Sequoia stain finish. Stain is one way to personalize your kit. Western Timber Frame™ has popular standard knee braces and decorative beam end profiles that can be customized as well as custom designs like this five-post pergola pictured below. Adding beauty and contrast to the horizontal and vertical beams and posts, knee braces add strength and durability to your pergola and help ensure that you will not have any twisting or warping throughout the life of your pergola kit.

FIFTEEN

Winter Landscaping: Install a Timber Frame Pergola Kit in the Winter

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This beautiful timber frame pergola is a 16′ x 19′ oversize featuring custom style beam and rafter end profiles, custom style knee braces and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Early American stain. Every Western Timber Frame™ shade structure features The Dovetail Difference™, an award winning patent pending design.  Over time as the timbers expand and contract with the changing seasons, these dynamic joints maintain their close-fitting connection, significantly reducing twisting, warping and gapping. This timber frame pergola is in a high mountainous region that gets extreme heavy snowfall but with The Dovetail Difference™ it has superior strength, quality, and will extend the life and beauty of this Outdoor Living area.

SIXTEEN

Traditionally or Technically • Gazebo or Pergola

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Gazebo means a place to take in the view, so technically this is a gazebo even thought traditionally gazebos are primarily hexagonal. This is a 20′ x 23′ timber frame shade structure featured with Crescent Step style beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Early American stain.

SEVENTEEN

Pavilion Kit

black stain timber frame pavilion
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16′ x 18′ timber frame pavilion featuring full arched knee braces with decorative keystones, Crescent Step style beam end profiles and finished with a premium high-grade UV protective Black stain. Pavilions are free-standing with a fully covered roof to provide an umbrella-like shelter for protection from inclement weather. A pavilion is open on all sides to furnish comfort and convenience to indulge in the invigorating open air and delight the eyes with the vibrant ever-changing display of colors and magnificent beauties of nature.

EIGHTEEN

Timber Frame Pergola with Privacy Lattices

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A 18′ x 14′ Oversized 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.

Privacy trellises are nice for obstructing the view. 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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NINETEEN

Timber Frame Pergola Covered Deck

Serenity can even be found in more crowded areas with a timber frame structure. This deck became the family’s favorite outdoor retreat after installing a 20′ x 20′ timber frame pergola. The pergola features Champion beam and rafter end profiles, Classic style knee braces and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain.

TWENTY

Timber Frame Pergola Featuring Cantilevered Roof

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The top “shade planks” on every Western Timber Frame™ outdoor timber frame shade structures are spaced closer together as compared to other pergolas that gives not only a unique look but offers additional shade as well. With a cantilever roof you get even more shade!

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An arched metal bridge leads to a 10′ x 12′ dovetailed solid wood timber frame pergola kit with a cantilevered roof installed over a seating area. The above DIY pergola kit features Classic knee braces, Roosevelt beam end profiles and finished in the high-grade premium UV protective Rich Sequoia timber stain.

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