poolside timber frame pergola from Western TImber Frame

“Last year, when we put our pool in, it was so hot back here. The sun was on us all afternoon. It was almost too hot to enjoy our pool. We tried pool umbrellas. We tried different things to make shade and it just wouldn’t work. We saw Western Timber Frame™ pergolas in a magazine and thought that would be a great fit for us. One of the great things we that really liked about Western Timber Frame™ was when Tyler came out he offered suggestions for us. We knew we needed shade. We knew kind of what we wanted but we didn’t know how or what to do to let in the air and sunlight and all of that. Tyler was wonderful; he gave us several options to choose from. He gave us his personal opinion of what he would do or what he liked and it was such a great help for us and it turned out beautiful. You know we are going to be able to enjoy our pool all summer long without baking in the sun. I love it. I would recommend Western Timber Frame to anyone I talk to. I appreciated their designs, ideas and the efficiency that in which it was installed. We love it.” –Homeowner, Debbie Wright

timber frame poolside pergola

There are many commercial outdoor umbrellas, patio umbrellas and pool umbrellas on the market to give shade and protection from the sun for swimming pools, outdoor patio tables, etc. No matter how strong a fabric is, it will eventually rip or break down in the sun. As a result, there is a continual need to replace pool and lounge umbrellas.

It is so exciting to know you are giving people a superior product that they are going to truly be happy with it and it never will need to be replaced again. This was another one of those cases where a client has tired of the failed commercial umbrellas. Now, the Wright family have a timber frame umbrella that is not going to ever break down in the sun or rip in the wind.

Timber frame pergolas are perfect for poolside shade. They are beautiful and it is so fulfilling to see it unfold from the sketch up to its a full shade structure. Timber frame pergolas add longer hours of enjoyment to a swimming pool area. This ShadeScape™ timber frame dovetailed DIY ShadeScape™ pergola kit was installed in Utah where a pergola has to be built to withstand very strong winds and at times, heavy mountainous snows.

Western Timber Frame™ has a unique, patent-pending dovetailed mortise and tenon system design called The Dovetail Difference™ that is engineered to withstand 160+ mph winds. That goes beyond even Florida’s strict coastal building codes for pergolas. Western Timber Frame™ also has a unique The Post-to-Beam™ drop-in layout is another unique design from Western Timber Frame that when combined with The Dovetail Difference™ creates a fast, fun DIY pergola kit that can easily be installed in as little as ONE AFTERNOON. All the figuring and hard work is already done.

This ShadeScape™ poolside pergola has a roof size of 15′ x 24′. The footprint size (post-to-post) is 9′ x 22′. It features an inviting cantilever roof that extends the shade, over-size posts, full arched Classic style knee braces with decorative keystones, Roosevelt Step beam and rafter profiles and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain. Three lattice panels were also added added for extra shade, privacy and to camouflage some pool equipment. Western Timber Frame™ Inferno™ from the TimberVolt™ series was installed for all their outdoor power needs.

The homeowners also wanted and solid wood timber frame DIY arbor kit installed over the entrance to the swimming pool area (see pictured below). The arbor is 59″ x 98″ with a FullWrap™ around roof, Classic style knee braces with decorative keystones, Roosevelt Step beam and rafter profiles and is finished in a premium high-grade UV protective Rich Cordoba stain.

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