9 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Host a Cookout

At Timber Frame HQ, we want to share our passion for timber frame structures –  and to share knowledge and resources. In that vein, we would like to inspire you with these beautiful frames to enjoy the outdoors, whether or not you host a cookout….. Premier timber frame companies around the United States have shared their wonderful work with us, and you. Enjoy!

Tree house structureWell, the kiddos need something to play on at an outdoor gathering, and what could be better than  a playhouse featuring a climbing tree? The mesh railing allows a clear view of the handsome common truss frame with embellished rafter tails.   From Brewster Timber Frame Company, with offices in Bellvue, Colorado.

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There is lots of room for your guests to spread out during a cookout at this place! Several seating groupings, an upper balcony and pond give plenty of options The hammer beam timber frame pavilion provides a beautiful place to sit in the shade. From Cascade Joinery, based in Ferndale, Washington.

 host a cookoutThe brick wall provides privacy for your in-town cookout, and the king post pavilion with hammer beam bracing teases out over the top of the wall to entice you in. A perfect in-town retreat for spending time with friends.  Shared by Cougar Creek Timber Frame, based in Winthrop, Washington.

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This backyard pavilion has everything you need to host a cookout!  A gourmet kitchen with professional grill, rustic island with live-edge raised bar, and whiskey barrel table supports create a fun, casual space to hang out. Beautiful truss work enhances the space, and there is even a deluxe play space for the kids. Brought to you by Frameworks Plus, in Estacada, Oregon.

Host a CookoutHaving friends and family over would be easy to do in this lovely three bent Bald cypress timber frame pavilion. The stone fireplace adds to the relaxed atmosphere and hides a BBQ grill just behind it, great for that weekend cookout. Also notice the timber frame table and benches. From Homestead Timber Frames, with offices in Crossville, Tennessee.


Host a CookoutThis outdoor kitchen pavilion including grill and sink is located between the house & fire pit for easy access. It’s in the perfect spot to host a cookout for family and friends. The king post trusses sit on robust stone pillars that match the kitchen facing. From MoreSun Custom Woodworking in Long Creek, South Carolina.

Host a cookoutThere is a beautiful contrast between the reclaimed as-found timbers and the sleek finishes and furnishings in this generously-sized pavilion. There is room for a crowd with plenty of loose seating, and perimeter benches. Created by the teams at New Energy Works Timber Framers, with offices in  New York and Oregon. Photo by Loren Nelson Photography.

Host a Cookout

There is a lot to enjoy in this hexagonal cooking/dining pavilion. The central king pin provides structural support and interest to the space, and the monumental limestone fireplace is a rustic focal point. Enjoy the wide open vista over a delicious cookout! From Texas Timber Frames, based in Boerne, Texas.


Have more of a crowd than your backyard can handle?  Head to the community park and enjoy a public timber frame pavilion! This Pavilion at Cadwalader Park in NJ was built with traditionally joined Douglas fir beams and reinforced with steel plates. From Vermont Timber Works, based in North Springfield, Vermont.

We would like to say a great big thank you to all of the talented timber frame companies who shared their beautiful projects with us, and with you!

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