Shade structures can be very simple back yard gazebos and decks all the way up to an elaborate commercial shade structure. Most of the time, we are involved in backyard projects that don't require anything other than a sketch or a discussion of size, look and a parts list. Our relationship with
OZCO ornamental hardware makes this process easier, more fun and definitely more beautiful. They have a lot of "OZCO Project Plans" available through our plans database or directly on their website to assist in your idea. They do a nice job of creating 3D & 2D drawings and also a parts list of wood and hardware needed to complete the project. We have a full display of their line in our Design Studio/Store and supply their full line up hardware. In addition to their hardware we stock the Simpson brand of outdoor hardware and we also custom design and fabricate hardware. Don't forget, we can supply and/or design the fencing, gate and other elements to compliment the project.
Depending on how elaborate your shade structure or deck is, we can bundle the building materials & design services together and create a "PACKAGE" for you. Your package can be a bundle described by the following (3) categories:
DESIGN & ENGINEERING (plans package) - custom shade structure design and the creation of an engineered set of building plans
BUILDING PRODUCTS WE MANUFACTURE (base log/timber package) - logs, timbers, sidings, post, headers, rail, etc
BUILDING PRODUCTS WE DISTRIBUTE (dry-in package) - sundries, hardware, conventional framing materials, etc
Products we manufacture are the foundation for every package we sell. Design, engineering and other building materials do not have to be purchased from us. The reason we offer and usually provide them is to yield you better budget control, more efficient project development and a more enjoyable experience for a project with great complexity.
Log or Timber Shade Structure Package Breakdown
The package is always broken down into the (3) categories described above:
design & engineering, products we manufacture and products we distribute. Your actual package of building materials and services will be itemized in a "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" custom generated for you to your specific requirements broken down into the (3) categories:
1. Design & Engineering (plans package)
When choosing to use our design & engineering services (if it is needed), we always start a project by developing a 3D model of your shade structure and complete the process by having an engineer structurally design it based upon where you are building:
3D photo realistic modeling - creates 3D images of the shade structure in the log or timber frame and siding desired. Even if the project is small, a 3D model can be very handy
Site based engineering & booklet of calculations - any shade structure can be engineered to fulfill your sites requirement of snow load, wind load, climate and seismic zones by a state licensed engineer
Building Plans (blueprints) - your engineered stamped plans will include both the non structural and structural pages ready for your county submittal. We can also produce a very brief plan set like the Ozco plans if that helps you. (see plans page for details)
2. Log or Timber Products We Manufacture (base log/timber package)
This is the foundation of your log or timber shade structure package. This list is a general list of components and where they are used. Your actual package may not have all of these components, and again you will have to refer to your "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" for your list of materials:
Structural log or timber parts - logs or timbers that will be used for posts, purlins, rafters, headers, trusses, joists, beams ridges, etc in the following areas of the barn: lofts, roofs, porches, decks, carports etc. Every package is different, you will have to refer to your "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" for your list of materials.
Decor & misc logs or timbers - logs or timbers that will be used for: siding, decking, soffits, vaulted ceilings, window/door buck, fascia, trim, stairs, railings, mantles, decor elements, etc. Every package is different, you will have to refer to your "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" for your list of materials.
Assembly hardware & sundries package - we are proud to have the most robust sundries package offered. Every package is different, you will have to refer to your "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" for your list of materials:
log or timber wall frame assembly - fasteners, threaded rod
construction hardware - Ozco hardware, Simpson hardware, custom hardware, deck, floor and roof connection hardware, fasteners, general hardware (decor and structural)
3. Products We Distrubute (dry-in materials package)
We can add on to your base log or timber package materials to achieve a "dry-in" or "weathertight" shade structure shell. Your actual package may not have all of these components, and again you will have to refer to your "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" for your list of materials:
specialty construction hardware
stain (interior & exterior) and chinking/caulking
specialty weatherproofing products
Guarantees & Warrantees
We have a good solid realistic guarantee and warrantee program to offer you.
PRODUCTION GUARANTEE - this is a satisfaction guarantee promise that you are happy with what we have produced and what you have received
STRUCTURAL GRADE & SPECIES GUARANTEE - this relates to the structural grade of the wood promised. Because we are a TPI grading subscriber, the wood will be stamped with its appropriate species and grade as called out either by the plans or the "Log or Timber Shade Structure Proposal" agreement/li>