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10 Timber Frames That Will Make You Want to Lounge By a Pool

At Timber Frame HQ, we are passionate about timber frame structures –  and our goal is to share knowledge and spread that enthusiasm. In that vein, we would like to inspire you with these beautiful frames to welcome the summer, whether you lounge by a pool, swim laps or play water polo….. Premier timber frame companies around the United States and Canada have shared these fabulous projects with us, and you. Enjoy!

lounge by a pool

What a play space!  This king post cross-gabled pavilion has everything to enhance your time around the pool. A massive  wood burning fireplace, gourmet outdoor kitchen, and generous lounge and dining  groupings accomodate a crowd. There is even an adjacent pavilion for the porch swing.  From Frameworks Plus, in Estacada, Oregon.

Lounge by a Swimming Pool

Summer heat can easily be escaped but still enjoyed while lounging by the pool in this handsome timber frame pavilion. The  truss design adds great architectural interest, and the massive stone fireplace ensures the evenings stay cozy. This setting truly defines what summer is all about. From Homestead Timber Frames, with offices in Crossville, Tennessee.


Lounge By A Swimming Pool

Rustic elegance describes this poolside setting! An expansive tiled patio and flagstone pavers surround the  pristine pool which is centered symmetrically on the outdoor living area of this home. Gracefully tapered stone pedestals support the king post truss framing the porch,  and that shape is artfully mirrored in the outdoor fireplace.  From Kettle River Timberworks Ltd., based in  Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.  Photo courtesy of Dom Koric Photography.

Lounge by a Pool (one you don't have to clean yourself)

What could be better than lounging by a swimming pool you don’t have to clean? This athletic club boasts a huge pavilion  with cross-gabled roof  and cheerfully painted tongue-in-groove ceiling.  This commercial space was a collaboration of talented professionals: Timber Frame Builder: MoreSun Custom Woodworking, Inc Architect:Chapman Design Studio, Timber Frame Design:Whetstone Designs, Timber Frame Engineering:Fire Tower Engineered Timber

 Lounge by a Swimming Pool

This natural stone-edged pool and hot tub look like they belong with the land. And this home’s expansive timber frame porch with generous overhangs and exposed rafter tails is the perfect place to admire the view between soaks. Copious windows, including angled clerestory panes, emit a warm glow that beckons.  From the folks at Texas Timber Frames,  out of Boerne, Texas.


  This timber frame pool house was designed for entertaining guests or relaxing on your own. It has a quaint charm that reminiscent of an historical barn that has been added on to over time. The frame was fabricated from rough sawn Hemlock. Vermont Timber Works collaborated with Edward Clark Landscape Architect on this project.

Lounge by a Pool

There’s plenty of space to lounge around this pool on the surrounding flagstone patios or up a few steps to the cozy porch adjacent to the prominent bay window. The traditional lines of this home create a sense of comfortable elegance poolside.  Designed and built by Bensonwood. Photography by James R. Salomon.

Pool Side Pergola

This timber frame arbor makes a commanding statement at the community pool.  Generously-sized timbers and a dark stain lend the frame a sense of substance. It provides a great place to  escape the full heat of the sun,  and provides a focal point for the poolside lounge area.  From Brewster Timber Frame Company, with offices in Bellvue, Colorado.

Lounge by a Swimming Pool

The parallel chord trusses with through-tenons give this hip roofed pavilion visual and literal strength. It anchors the infinity edged pool and hot tub overlooking a beautiful mountain view. Lounge by the pool with all the creature comforts – gourmet kitchen, comfortable dining area, big screen tv and fire pit. From Carolina Timberworks, out of Boone, North Carolina.

Lounge by a Swimming Pool

You’ll  have to decide whether to gaze at the ocean waves from the infinity edged hot tub or the matching pool that looks like it is part of the sea.  The clean lines of the porch framing and cable rail balcony ensure that the stunning view and artistic water features are the star of the show.  From the teams at  Cascade Joinery, based in Ferndale, Washington.

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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