Phoenix Pavilion
Posted by on 15 Oct 2010 in Pavilions, Rectangular Pavilions | 7 comments
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We’re back to pavilions again today, and there is no doubt that the Phoenix Pavilion is aimed at the commercial market – we really can’t see these being used in most people’s front or back yards, or gardens.

The sizes alone are enough to confirm this, in case it wasn’t clear from the photos – there are only three sizes, with the smallest being a fairly sizeable 16 x 20 ft (which is the one shown here – it’s one of the open knee Phoenix Pavilions), the medium size being 20 x 36 ft, and the largest being a pretty massive 24 x 44 ft. (Photos of both these two sizes are displayed below.)

There are two styles of rectangular Phoenix Pavilions available – standard, and open knee – and they are all made of wood.

Southern Yellow Pine Fascia BoardsThe fascia boards, for example, are made of 2 inch by 6 inch Southern Yellow Pine, and can therefore be left natural, or they can be stained.

Roof DeckingLikewise, the roof decking boards are also made of 2 inch x 8 inch tongue and groove#1 grade Southern Yellow Pine.

Each board is cut to fit exactly with the other boards, and then it is kiln dried and furnished in whatever lengths are specified.

Galvanised Base ShoeAnd, again, they can either be left natural or stained.

Heavy duty galvanised brackets are included with all surface mount columns or arches. These are designed to meet load requirements and are appropriately sized to accept the columns.

This is all part of ensuring that your pavilion is constructed to meet local building codes.

So, you may be wondering what the difference is between standard and open knee pavilions?

Well, if you take a look at these two photos, all will become clear:

Wood Standard Phoenix Pavilion Wood Open Knee Phoenix Pavilion
20′ x 36′ Laminated Wood Phoenix Pavilion Shown, Tables Not Included 24′ x 44′ Laminated Wood Open-Knee Phoenix Pavilion Shown w/Metal Roof, Tables Not Included

The “knees” refer to the curved supports that connect the uprights to the roof.

In the standard pavilion, on the left, these curved pieces are solid, whereas in the open knee pavilion, on the right (and perhaps more clearly shown at the top of this page), there is a gap between the curved piece and the support/roof.

The only real difference between the two styles comes down to which you prefer – the open knee version seems, to us, to give the structure a lighter, more open look to it.

Now, given that most people won’t be erecting one of these Phoenix Pavilions in their garden, where might you want to build one?

Well, public parks, again, are an obvious choice, as places to sit down in the shade and/or have a picnic, or perhaps at a school.

They could house bicycle racks, vending machines, games (e.g. table tennis, foosball / table football), maybe even a small dais to act as a stage for semi-open air theatrical productions.

And here’s something else to consider – if you want to contribute to your community, then why not donate one to them, either singly or, if you’re willing to do a bit of fund-raising, as a collective effort?

It would make a lasting gift that would positively affect the lives of many people in your area – wouldn’t that be better than sticking a few cents in the collecting tin several times a year, and never knowing where your money goes?

Anyway, the Phoenix Pavilion is a great solution to those who need what it offers.

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7 Responses to ““Phoenix Pavilion”

  1. These things are great. I used to have a 16 x 24 screened porch that was like this and I essentially lived outside three fourths of the year.


  2. Hi Rae and Mark,

    The Phoenix Pavilion is certainly a very graceful outdoor structure for public parks and whatnot. The lines are very becoming and inviting.

    Happy Dating and Relationships,

    April Braswell
    Dating After 40 Expert

  3. Looks like it’d be perfect for community areas for outdoor picnics.

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  4. Dennis Perry says:

    A very useful structure. I have enjoyed more than one family reunion in just such a pavillion.

    Very nice.

    Dennis Perry
    Create and Live the Life of Your Dreams

  5. Rick says:

    Hi Rae and Mark! I am an architecture student, just on my second year. I would just like to thank you for all the inspiration you have given me. Your post had provided the much needed inspiration when I need it the most. Pleas continue sharing these great ideas!

  6. Jenna says:

    The Phoenix Pavilion is a great addition to clubhouses even family owned rest houses. I can picture a lot of family gatherings and events just by reading the post and gazing at these lovely pictures you posted.

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