Where To Draw the Line For Timber Decor in Your Home

A Full Timber Frame vs. A Hybrid Timber Frame System… or just Small Accents?   Stop. Clean slate. The difference between a full timber frame and a hybrid timber frame is simply the number of decor decisions you will be exposed to. A Full Timber Frame dictates that...

Trial by Fire: The Birth of ATF

Arrow Timber Frame’s official story began with our first post and beam job. But our actual roots go much deeper. My love and fascination with building and creating structures started with building forts and carving projects as a youngster. The History When I was 16, I...

Outdoor Living Pavilions

Hello there! Before you dig into this fun little lifestyle quiz about outdoor living, here’s what you should know about me: I am a timber enthusiast. I have helped many people brainstorm, plan, and build outdoor living structures that have made a lot of people smile....

How to Quickly Create Your Timber Design Master Plan

Imagine This: You have a special team assembled around your kitchen table. Sketch pads, portfolios, color swatches, and laptops are spread out and ready to engage in creating a Timber Design Master Plan to transform your entryway, kitchen, outdoor living area,...

7 Reasons You Should Build Green

“Building green is no longer just a luxury, it’s a necessity!” Green building is becoming more and more popular among homebuyers. This means fewer materials, less pollution and more eco-friendly habits. I recently had a couple come to me wanting to...

Analyze the Message of Your Home

The statement that a home makes can be a very subjective, broad topic and is influenced by many factors, including the personality and needs of the homeowners. This report will touch on some examples of general messages and themes, give you an adjective/noun screening...

Brand Your Timber Home w/ Carvings or Wood Burnings

How a personalized carving or wood burning design can add class to your post and beam home. Having a design burnt into exposed structural beams is a great way to accent your home and lifestyle with a sense of stability and permanence. A classic example is the date the...

What Type of Beam Finish is Best for You?

When deciding to build a timber framing home you have to ask yourself, “What Type of Beam Finish Is Best For Me?” Choosing and applying a finish or protective coating for your timber project is deceptively complex. What first appears as a simple decision becomes...

5 Simple Steps to Plan Your Outdoor Living Structure

The invigorating aspect about outdoor timber living is that it adds a whole new dimension to the fun and unity created when you begin to plan, visualize and talk about what could be. Perhaps it is invigorating because of the longevity of big timbers. Your creation...

UGH! Who Likes Maintenance? Make Maintenance Fun!

Maintenance: almost everything in this world requires it. Roads, bridges, buildings, equipment, cars and even your health! Yet we have a tendency to loathe anything that has to do with maintenance.   This article is intended to help you in two ways: The first section...

I Want It Big! Designing a Rustic Timber Frame

“I want it big. I want it rustic – Really big!” Ron Veach, the owner of Tuscany Homes was talking my language. Big, sturdy, strong, and stout. I knew this project was going to be fun. We had preliminary plans and a short, clear description of the style Ron...

How to Promote Physical Well-Being

How to avoid couch potato syndrome using one simple rule and other mental tips to promote physical well-being. This article may not seem consistent with content I have provided you with previously, but if you look deeper you can see how it aligns with the core values...

4 Steps to Your Post and Beam Remodel

Creating post and beam makeovers is our cup of tea! It elevates our heart rates. We love working with architects and clients and seeing the unique solutions created by the cross-pollination of ideas. In some cases, an architect will approach us with new construction...

How to Choose Your Timber Trusses

9 Timber Truss Styles The basis of timber truss design concepts. Avoid the ‘Hail-Mary’ Approach Gorgeous timber design results in big smiles every time, but trying a ‘lick-n-stick’ approach can actually detract from the overall appearance. The...