An attached shelter is an easy solution to a cancelled vacation and you can enjoy a relaxing getaway, at home everyday. Like an attached ShadeScape® arbor, gazebo, pavilion or pergola, you can also install a free-standing shelter in as little as one Saturday afternoon. For an attached shelter you need an area with an existing structure to connect to, expanding your living area from indoors to outdoors.
You may like to build one yourself or have one built for you. This simple step-by-step informational guide may help you decide on an attached shelter that is right for you. And as always, Western has Virtual Design appointments over the via phone & computer.
Timber Frame Pavilion Project
“…One of the big reasons I went with the kit (and also why I was leaning towards a pre-cut frame) was time. My schedule is so hectic that it wasn’t realistic for me to spend the time necessary to build the structure from scratch. Boy am I glad I made the choice I made, …
…First I want to talk about value and cost for this kit. The price of this kit, shipped from UT to NH was $14,397. When I started pricing my own frame to build the cost of materials alone was well over $10,000 and that was before I cut anything to size! So the price of this kit, including shipping, and the beautifully crafted joinery, and the pre-stain is an excellent value…
…When it comes to quality there’s simply nothing I can complain about and everything exceeded my expectations. The pavilion is absolutely beautiful and everyone that’s seen it so far has complimented the craftsmanship of all the details.”
— Todd Fratzel
Western Timber Frame™ is different; we do not fit you with a pre-made, cookie-cutter kit. These are not kits that you can buy in your average big-box store. All of our pre-fitted and pre-cut shelters are custom built to match your requirements and to fit your back yard.
We call our pergolas and pavilions “a kit” because we ship them to your door ready to assemble. However, due to the heavy timbers, and their custom nature your Structure will not look like a typical kit. Your pergola will be an outstanding handcrafted room in your backyard
Building a Project with Western Timber Frame™ is a simple process you can do in person, over the phone, or via email.
Design and Build Your Own Pavilion or Pergola, from
CONCEPT to CREATION
Our Design Consultants are experts in outdoor living environments to help you create a truly inviting outdoor living environment that fits your needs and your budget.
Every handcrafted timber shelter is designed to the vision of the individual home or business owner with the help of a Design Consultant. We then ship your timber kit right to your door. Each kit is pre-marked and includes easy step-by-step instructions.
With easy interlocking joints, your pre-fabricated timbers will be ready to just drop and interlock into place. The pieces are easy to assemble because the hard work is done for you.
For centuries Dovetail mortise joints have been used for wood-to-wood joinery. We have used dovetail mortise and tenon joinery on our pergolas and pavilion for many years, and our customers can attest to the strength and durability of The Dovetail Difference®, patented design of Western Timber Frame™.
With a thorough understanding of load paths and design properties, well-seasoned timbers with the mortise and tenon joint systems have supported wide open spaces including cathedral ceilings, great rooms in castles, commercial constructions, expanded bridges, and more structures have lasted for centuries, sometimes millenniums.
The Dovetail Difference®
Timber frame bridges have been among the most visible and noble testimonies of the integrity and durability of timber. Some bridges dating back as early as the 16th century are still in use, today.