The Architect

Depicting the Vision:

Architects have tremendous responsibility in the planning, development and success of their projects.

That success is dependent upon receiving accurate information from stakeholders including the project owner and the builder.

Preconceived ideas combined with the common misnomers of timber framing can undermine, delay or destroy the success of your original timber framing plans.

Our most commonly asked questions

Does Arrow Timber do the engineering?
Yes, we will take care of the timber engineering, and can for the entire structure if needed. Finding an engineer with experience working with timbers is critical. Someone without the necessary experience has a tendency to over-engineer.

Read the article “How to Avoid a 98lb Weakling”

Do you use reclaimed material?
Yes. We are versatile in material, whether it’s the wood species, kiln dried, wood textures, etc. We customize your beams to how you want them, with our recommendations on what may be best when needed. Read about Drying, Shrinkage & Materials
Can I utilize your timber expertise without disrupting the progress and communication?
Working as a team player with the architect and builder is all instrumental. We want to make sure that any ideas we have will be a benefit and working for the long-term good. Read about Identifying a Rallying Cry for your Style
When is the best time for ATF to get involved with my plans?
The earlier renditions the better. We can work with the finished set but it ties our hands and ideas a little bit. Getting involved early lets us help with roof lines, styles, and really getting to work our magic with a canvas prep.

Arrow Timber Framing understands the interconnected relationships of all stakeholders in the lifecycle of your timber framing projects.

We have developed thoughtful planning tools for you and team, the project owner and builder which eradicates misunderstanding and optimizes the planning process. You can count on our support for planning the design, which integrates technical, aesthetic, and structural requirements into a set of cohesive construction plans.

As your strategic timber frame advisor, you can expect our expert opinion when you are working through the list of the client’s wish list and trade-offs too.

In timber framing project planning, an astonishing amount of communication, predictions, and decisions are required to bring ideas from conception to completion. As specialty contractors, we understand that you may be involved in the construction process even when schedules, hiring choices and costs are out of your control. Regardless, you take the blame if the project goes over budget or if schedules get behind due to shoddy plans. The snowball effect begins and change orders drive up your costs up while your profit dwindles, and most importantly, your customer gets frustrated and is delayed.

With Arrow Timber Framings’ expertise, these costly mistakes will be avoided. Our proprietary system will accommodate and support virtually any building style using Hybrid Timber Framing.

We fabricate our own components which means you can directly control the cost of the Timber packages you design. To this end we help Architects to relieve some pressure, using the expertise we have developed within our narrow scope of work.

The information here will help you to integrate of technical, aesthetic, and structural aspects for more stunning designs. And possibly prompt cross-pollination and synergy for future projects.

Order the complete guide to plan a successful timber framing project, make better decisions and create and ideal look using exposed beams. Learn about Timber Truss Styles here.

“I just wanted to thank Arrow Timber Framing for the outstanding job you did on my timber framed pavilion. I cannot tell you how much we enjoy the work of art that you designed, and the craftsmanship that you were able to put into our structure at our home. You have a skill that is hard to find these days. In addition, everyone that sees it is amazed at both your design, and your quality.”.

Mike Richart

“We were happy to have gotten to know Bert better throughout the process and we were left feeling like we had made a new friend. We look forward to many years of enjoyment from Arrow Timber Framing’s craftsmanship. We would highly recommend Arrow for any project you may be considering.”

Doug and Juliana Pearson

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