Timber Frame Picnic Shelter with stone post bases at Citizen's Park in Barrington, Illinois

Frequently Asked Questions About Parks & Pavilions


I saw a Pavilion on your website I like. Can you design and build something similar for me?

Yes! It is incredibly helpful when clients come to us with ideas and inspiration for what they want their structure to look like, especially when it’s similar to something we’ve already built.


Will you install the timber frame Pavilion on-site?

Yes. We do installations all over the country and will be happy to give you a price to erect the frame. If you are already working with a builder, we can also ship the components of the Timber Frame and your contractor can assemble it.


I saw a Pavilion/Pergola on your website I like. Will you sell me the plans?

We do not sell the plans from past projects, often because of the structural variables in the design. An outdoor structure that is designed to resist hurricane winds in South Carolina won’t be able to support the snow loads in Vermont. However, if you see a past project that you like we can use that as inspiration to design and fabricate something custom for you.


Do you sell plans?

Because of how full our workload is, we rarely take on projects that only involve design work. We like to build what we design, so, unfortunately, we do not sell the plans. Because everything we do it custom, we don’t have predesigned plans for sale.


Do you sell Kits?

We sell Timber Packages that include the fabricated timber frame for your Pavilion or Pergola structure. We have found that it is more economical for our clients to buy doors, windows, siding, roofing, and general building materials locally, so we don’t supply those items.


If I Buy the PAvilion From You can I Put it Up Myself?

Yes! We can make sure the design is exactly what you imagined, we can fabricate the timber frame, ship it to you, and then you can erect yourself with technical assistance from our team.


How Much Does a Timber Frame Pavilion Cost?

Because every structure we build is custom and unique, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing exactly what you have in mind. Things like size, wood species, location, etc will all determine the price of your Pavilion. If you call and speak to a Sales Rep about a quote, it helps to have some of these details in mind so that we can accurately give you an estimate.


How Long will it take to get my Pavilion/Pergola Built? What’s the Time Frame?

It will take a few weeks to customize and approve the design, assemble the quote, and order the materials. After that, you can expect your Timber Frame to be delivered in 10-14 weeks from the time we receive approved shop drawings back from you.


I Bought a Timber Frame Kit from another Company. Can I hire Your Crew to Assemble it?

The crew that cuts our timber frames is the same crew that erects the frames. While that’s great for clients who buy their Timber Frames from us and then have those same skilled craftspeople assemble the frame at the building site, it means that due to our workload our crew isn’t available to assemble any structure they didn’t also fabricate.



Can I just buy Steel Brackets/Plates/Tie Rods I see on your Timber Frames?

We don’t keep any steel plates/brackets/tie rods on hand or “in stock.” And unfortunately, due to our workload, we don’t have the capacity to provide any custom steel fabrication unless we will also be fabricating your Pavilion as well. If you’re only looking for steelwork, contacting a local steel fabricator near you would be a good place to start.




Vermont Timber Works