Q: Can we visit the wood shop?
A: Absolutely! Located just off of 270 and Fishinger/Cemetery Rd. I highly encourage all persons interested in our pavilions and pergolas to schedule a visit to our wood shop. You will see various lumber species, sizes, decorative profile options and wood finish options. More interestingly you will see our expert carpenters in action. If this says anything… every person that has ever visited the wood shop has chosen us to build their pergola or pavilion! We are located at 4174 Anson Drive. Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Call 614-264-5654 to let us know when you want to visit.
Q: What kind of services do you offer?
A: We build Pergolas, Pavilions, in Post and Beam and Timber frame methods, as well as Privacy walls, miscellaneous structures, and outdoor furniture. We will build decks when in direct association with a structure. We are #1 in Ohio for your timber structure needs, and we have a 100% customer satisfaction rating. We would be proud to work with you in completing your project dreams. Visit our Gallery page to view some of our recent projects.
Q: Are your pergolas sturdy?
A: We build Pergolas & Pavilions, in Post and Beam and Timber frame methods, as well as custom Privacy walls and structure, and outdoor furniture. We also build decks when in direct association with a structure. We are #1 in Ohio for your timber structure needs, and we have a 100% customer satisfaction rating. We would be proud to work with you in completing your project dreams. Visit our Gallery page to view some of our recent projects.
Q: How do I get started and how does the process work?
A: Fill out our request form or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will set up a consultation. From there we will listen to your ideas and help bring your vision into reality!
Q: How much of an investment will it take for your Project?
A: Projects typically range from $5k-$55k. Real estate experts tell us that the ROI for outdoor living spaces in Columbus Ohio is roughly $1.50 per $1 spent.
Q: What are my payment options for my outdoor living space?
A: We accept cash, check or credit card. This is typically broken into two payments, at the project start and completion.
Q: How long will my project take to complete?
A: Most projects can be completed in 1-2 weeks, but larger projects can take much longer.
Q: Do you offer a warranty?
A: Yes offer a 2 year installation warranty. Many of the products we use come with their own manufacture warranty as well. We always stand by our work and have a more detailed explanation will be given while reviewing the contract.
Q: Is our wood sustainable?
A: All of the wood we use is responsibly sourced and are not listed in the CITES Appendices and are reported by the UICN as being species of least concern.
Q: How does wood shrink and move over time?
A: Wood shrinks in three different aspects while it dries to the equilibrium of the local environment. Using a 6” x 8” x 16’ timber as an example, longitudinal shrinkage would be the timber shrinking from 16’ in length to 15’ 15/16”. Radial shrinkage would be the 6” x 8” timber measurements shrinking to 5-13/16” x 7-3/4”. These changes in dimensions greatly affect the tight-fitting joints. Not knowing and understanding this will cause your once tight joints to open up and create unsightly gaps. Tangential shrinkage is the circumferential length of the annual rings (winter growth & summer growth) shrinking. This is visible in the form of checks, which are crack that form on bigger timbers along their length. This is completely normal and does not affect the structural integrity of the timber in any way. I have been in old timber frame buildings that I could stick my hand inside a check.
Q: If we move can our pergola come with us?
A: Yes! Since our structure are prebuilt in our wood shop and assembled on site, technically they can be disassembled and relocated to another place on your property, or to your new home if the need arises.
Q: Rough Sawn vs Smooth Timber?
A: Being that most of our projects are outdoors, most clients elect for the rough sawn wood, for its rugged timber feel. The often overlooked advantage of rough sawn timber is that the timber, paint, oil and stain, will last about 20% longer than smooth sawn timbes. This is due to the multidimensional surface of the wood shading the crevices throughout the day and reducing the UV exposure. Smooth sawn timbers provide a completely different feel to the project. Depending on the existing architecture, they can provide a much more elegant and modern aesthetics. Smooth sawn lumber starts as a rough sawn timber and is then sent through a planer to remove the rough texture.
Q: Structure Placement?
A: We take the orientation of our structures, in relation to the sun, seriously. We know the suns direction towards your project for every day in history. What we need to know from you is what time of day, and what time of year you would like the most shade or weather protections. We take this into account when we are recommending which way the structure will face. We will inform you of our aesthetic and sun protection preferences when designing your project. Note that this change in orientation can sometimes affect the pricing of a structure.