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Front view of Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape™ 8000 Series DIY Pergola Kit installed for shade over backyard patio.

Creating shade with a pergola is so easy and fun with a Western Timber Frame™ Design Manager. Their expertise is in devising and designing world-class ShadeScape™ for excellence in the most affordable way. A Design Manager from Western Timber Frame™ can help you to explore your options and plan a personalized shade solution that is just right for you. Knowing your shade needs, understanding shifting shade in the area of interest is the first step to help you to develop your outdoor living plan. A 3D rendering of your project can also give you a visual to see exactly where and how much shade your timber frame DIY pergola kit will provide now and in the changing seasons. This way you can utilize for the shade you want especially during the peak hours of usage. As an added plus, an outdoor shade structure can also help in cooling off the interior room of the home it is attached to provide for a more energy efficient home, saving on cooling costs.

Todays featured timber frame DIY pergola kit is a Western Timber Frame™ ShadeScape™ 8000 series. It is free standing, Douglas Fir, with a 12′ roof size of 14′ x 22′. From the bottom of the lowest 4×12 roof beam to the top of the patio measures ten feet giving an awesome cathedral-like feel. The footprint size, post-to-post is 12’ x 20’. It has 3×10 rafters and the shade planks are 2×4.

The homeowners chose Western Timber Frame™ patent-pending EarthAnchor structural knife plates. EarthAnchor makes for easy installation of the timber kit to the substrate or footing. This structural knife plate secures the heavy timber kit to the substrate and contributes to the 120 mph wind ratings. From an aesthetic standpoint, the structural knife plate is completely concealed within the timber post.

There are three full arched knee braces with decorative keystones, two Classic style knee braces and Champion style beam and rafter end profiles. The stain finish is the premium high-grade, UV protective Early American timber stain.

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Amenities such a fire pit, grill and furniture add to the comfort and enjoyment this family with experience for years to come with this ShadeScape™ 8000 Series DIY pergola kit. Part of the beauty of a ShadeScape™ Series kit is in how quick and easy it can be installed. This pergola was installed in just one afternoon. Check out our gallery for more ShadeScape™ ideas from our ShadeScape™ Series.

Side view of timber frame ShadeScape™ 8000 Series DIY Pergola Kit installed for shade over backyard patio.

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The timber frame ShadeScape™ 8000 Series DIY Pergola Kit has three full arched braces on the front and sides.

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The original patent pending The Dovetail Difference™ design gives the timber frame ShadeScape™ 8000 Series a clean finish without the view of unsightly hardware.

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There is so much patio area for entertaining, a wonderful place for the family to gather any and everyday.

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