Initiating the Vision

Depicting the Vision

Constructing the Vision

The Hybrid Timber Frame Advantage

Experience the warmth and beauty of exposed beams for your residence or building with expert design and build services by Arrow Timber Framing. Post and beam additions will increase the value of your investment and produce stunning results that are an expression of your unique vision.

Everything in harmony


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“Thank you, Arrow Timber Framing, for your expertise, professionalism, as well as your creative guidance.

It is our privilege to recommend Bert Sarkkinen, the owner of Arrow Timber Framing, and his crew with deeply felt gratitude and highest regard. Bert’s artistry infuses our home with “heart and soul”.

Barbara and Stuart Morgan

“Bert and his Team have completed phase one on our home that is currently under construction. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to go with Arrow Timber. Bert has been so helpful in the design work and so inspiring to us.

It’s like he can see what I have visualized. His crew has great expertise and craftsmanship as they build the most beautiful timbers. They have done what was needed to complete the project, plus more. As funds allow we will move forward with the construction of phase 2 and will definitely be working with Arrow Timber.”.

Sarah & Karl Rose

Hybrid Timber Framing and the Myth of Full Timber Framing

Hybrid timber framing is the art and craft of incorporating posts and beams into your existing structures. It represents the most flexible design system that will accommodate virtually every architectural floor plan, layout or roof design. You can create unique artistic beauty with structural strength and eliminate the financial burden associated with full timber framing. Arrow Timber Frame offers 13 truss styles and 7 design styles for custom post and beam construction. Design is only limited by your imagination!

If you are thinking about traditional timber framing with 100% exposed posts and beams, we recommend reading The Myths of Hybrid Timber Framing. Most of our clients who initially thought they wanted traditional timber frame construction learned of the constraints and costs, and made the sensible and sustainable decisions to incorporate Hybrid post and beam construction into their dwellings. 

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Working with the ATF Team, you will receive highest level of support in every phase of the project, from our initial brainstorming session to managing the project through completion. You will experience the rewards of post and beam construction throughout the entire journey. We work relentlessly, like a dog on a bone, to produce exactly the results you expect, so you are completely satisfied with the results. Ready to get started?

“We were very fortunate to run into Bert back in 2010. We talked about our dream of owning a home in the country with timber elements to it. I’ve come to realize we’ve hit the sweet spot with the layout of the timbers. Everyone remarks when they come in about how good they feel in their presence. It feels like home to us and it was put together with great love and care. We’re very happy that Arrow Timber framing has done their good work in our home”.


“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