Enhancing Your Backyard with a Timber Frame Pavilion

Timber Frame Pavilion With Fireplace

A pavilion is a great way to enhance your backyard and add value to your home. Timber frame pavilions have a time-tested durability and offer a distinctly inviting ambiance.

A timber frame pavilion with fireplace is a beautiful addition to any property. You can take your backyard retreat to the next level with luxury upgrades that will allow you to use your pavilion all year round.


A cupola is a small structure that protrudes from the roof of a building, typically providing decoration and ventilation. Its name derives from the Latin word for “little cup”, evoking the shape of an upside-down one. A large and extravagant cupola adds a distinctive element to a pavilion, but even a modest gazebo can benefit from its presence.

Timber frame structures are a perfect complement to a cupola. They use an age-old method of connecting timbers using mortise and tenon joints, and are exceptionally long-lasting. Western Timber Frame uses #1 Grade rough sawn SFI Certified* Douglas Fir (DF) timbers for their arbor, gazebo, and pavilion kits, which have documented superior strength and performance against strong forces.

Once you’ve selected the style and size of your timber frame pavilion, it’s time to customize its features. There are a lot of ways to make your new space feel like home, from adding electricity to installing an outdoor kitchen.


A timber frame pavilion is a beautiful addition to your backyard. It evokes the rustic outdoors and makes a perfect spot for a fireplace.

Unlike a pergola, a pavilion has a roof that protects you from sun or rain while allowing plenty of airflow. That’s why they’re perfect for outdoor dining, family gatherings, and entertaining.

When paired with a fire pit and some comfortable outdoor furniture, a timber frame pavilion becomes the ultimate retreat for relaxing or entertaining. It’s easy to turn your outdoor living space into a luxurious getaway with upgrades like cupolas, outdoor kitchens, and a fireplace.

Parks and other public spaces have pavilions to serve their communities with a variety of uses including weddings, community parties, theater productions, church meetings, and more. These large, sturdy structures can handle large crowds and make great event venues. They can also be scaled down to meet the needs of schools and businesses transforming them into unique, attractive workspaces.

Outdoor Kitchens

For people who want to cook outdoors, a pavilion with a kitchen is a dream come true. These timber frame structures blend the indoors and outside to make cooking a pleasure instead of a chore. They also keep the cooking smells and heat outside where they belong.

Outdoor kitchens can include grills, smokers, sinks and countertops for food prep. You can also add a pizza oven or fireplace to draw people together around the fire for conversation and comfort.

A custom-built TimberScape timber frame pavilion can be designed to fit your exact specifications. We use industry-leading three-dimensional modeling and unique point-of-view, fly-through models to help you see your vision before construction starts. This helps you get the pavilion you’ve always wanted, exactly how you want it. Contact us today to find out more.

Electrical Connections

A timber frame pavilion is a beautiful statement piece that offers space to gather with friends and family. You can take it a step further by adding an outdoor kitchen and fireplace. This will make the pavilion even more usable and enjoyable.

A custom cupola is a great way to add design and flair to the roof of your timber frame pavilion. It also serves as a ventilation point, helping to keep the pavilion cool and comfortable.

Adding an electrical connection to your pavilion will enable you to have ceiling fans for those hot summer days and light your pavilion after dark. It is important to include this feature early in your planning process, as the additional wiring will add to the overall cost of your project.

Many timber frame structures require special attention to the details of wiring, particularly if you want to run multiple electrical outlets or lights. Cutting through SIPs is time consuming and expensive, but creating a wire chase can save you this hassle by running the wiring in non-structural areas.

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