MOUSEOVER FOR BEFORE & AFTER INSTALLING PERMANENT OUTDOOR TIMBER FRAME SHADE STRUCTURES
diy gazebo plan

DIY GAZEBO PLAN

Fall is the perfect time to explore ideas for beautifying your backyard, frontyard, and/or sideyard landscape. Planting trees and bulbs with a vision for spring is a fall must for many.  When installing a timber frame arbor, pergola, gazebo, pavilion, trellises, swings or other permanent outdoor structures the exciting reward is within a few short hours. Most often with a DIY gazebo plan or DIY pergola plan from Western Timber Frame™ is designed being pre-cut, pre-drilled and pre-tested to for a quick, easy install that can be built in as little as one afternoon. This however, is two pergolas and a gazebo that the guys came back and finished up the next day.

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Every timber frame DIY gazebo and pergola kit has been pre-assembled and tested before it is shipped out to ensure a fast and easy installation that as one client put it, “is as easy as Lincoln Logs” to put together.

This was a fabulous project to get to do. The timber frame DIY gazebo kit was the first to be installed. This was a 24′ traditional octagonal timber frame pergola that features built-in kitchen cabinets, Cove style knee braces and was finished in the premium high-grade UV protective Early American stain.

The two adjoining DIY pergola kits have a roof size of 16′ x 20′ each and also feature Cove style knee braces with the Champion style beam and rafter end profiles with the matching Early American stain finish.

The timber frame playground set features a slide, swings and climbing board finished in the Early American stain as well as a timber picnic table. Below is the progress of four young guys who did an awesome job over a couple of work days to complete.

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A rendering for clients help to envision the project/plan better.

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installing DIY gazebo kit

First step in setting up the eight timber frame gazebo posts with the connecting beams.

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Temporary support boards are put in place to square up the posts.

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Looking up through the middle of the first mortised top center gazebo post.

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Support braces are temporarily placed to square up the posts and beams of the DIY gazebo kit.

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Sliding in the top roof beams of the DIY gazebo kit. The timber frame tenon ends are beveled and mortised to easily slide down and lock into the counter mortised ends for an extremely tight fit.

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The timber frame DIY gazebo kit framework is completed and is awesome to look at even in the beginning stage.

roof of gazebo in progress

The roof of the DIY gazebo kit is not complete yet but the underneath view looking up to the sky is really gorgeous.

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Side underneath view of the DIY gazebo kit being installed.

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The roof is on and chairs are set under the gazebo before storage cabinets and counter tops are in place.

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The DIY gazebo kit is completely installed in just a few short hours.

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The gazebo is complete and now the two timber frame DIY pergola kits are on the truck ready to install tomorrow morning.

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They are at it the next morning. The two DIY timber frame pergola kits are now being installed.

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It didn’t take long to set up the framework for the DIY pergola kits.

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Installing the top rafters on the DIY pergola kits with the brace board still in place.

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The completed DIY timber frame gazebo and two timber frame pergola kits are looking fantastic. A job well done and built using old world craftsmanship to last for generations.

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One more project left. The homeowners wanted a matching timber frame playground set with a slide, swings and climbing board.

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This is an incredibly durable playground set!

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Amazing, an old world craftsmanship dovetailed timber frame playset!

swings slide timber frame

This is an incredibly durable playground set built to last and last and last!

swings slide timber frame

This is beautiful as well a well built, even though it is timbers it is pleasingly well done.

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Their great-great-great grandchildren will probably still be playing on it.

solid wood picnic table

A solid wood picnic table was also added. What a great place to be a kid!

The homeowners have done an incredible landscaping layout.

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This DIY timber frame gazebo and pergola combination just beckons you to come outside for some family get-togethers and playtime.

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The steam rolling underneath the patio adds to the wonderful nature feel to these massive Douglas-fir gazebo and pergola timbers.

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Here is the stream from the backside of the patio. I would love just sitting under the timber frame gazebo and pergolas, reflect and listen to the stream bubbling on.

Back view of the timber frame DIY gazebo kit.

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Beautiful timber frame roof without the view of unsightly hardware.

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View from the top of the finished timber frame DIY gazebo kit, timber frame DIY pergola kits with stream.

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Front view of timber frame DIY gazebo kit, timber frame DIY pergola kits and a fire pit.

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View from the top of the finished timber frame DIY gazebo kit, timber frame DIY pergola kits and timber frame playground set.

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Finished timber frame DIY gazebo kit, timber frame DIY pergola kits.

Storage cabinets under the timber frame DIY gazebo.

So open and so cozy at the same time.

The DIY timber frame gazebo kit and pergola kits were installed in the fall and here it is in the springtime.

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Spring time beneath the DIY gazebo with outdoor furniture.

A solid wood timber framed gazebo with outdoor furniture

Spring time looking up towards the DIY pergola kits installed in the fall.

The best way to plan a fall beautifying of your backyard, frontyard, and/or sideyard landscape is to talk with a Design Manager from Western Timber Frame™. When I was viewing the plans for my own timber frame pergola the Design Manager was able to show me a 3D rendering and help me to see exactly what it would look like as well as how the shadows would move across my backyard. With this information I completely changed where I wanted my pergola to go. If you are interested in a DIY backyard home improvement project, Western Timber Frame™ does all the hard work for you so you can have a lot fun putting it together.

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Winter time under a timber frame pergola.

Timber frame structures extend the time you can more fully enjoy the outdoors. Adding radiant heaters or fire pit/fireplace creates a family gathering place for year-round pleasure.

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