How to Achieve the Look and Expressive Beauty
of Hybrid Timber Framing
The aesthetic dreams that you envision for your home will take flight with Arrow Timber Framing Hybrid timbers.
Just like the smoothly arching flight of the arrow, Arrow Timber Framing is here to guide you to your target of owning the ultimate custom hybrid building. We know the dreams of our clients, along with their stories of failures.
We know how to turn those grand visions into a beautiful warm living space without the headache that can go along with big projects. You see, your dreams are our dreams too, and to bring your vision to life is both our professional expertise and our passion.
Building post and beam accents and buildings are not like building a standard home. There are myriads of nuances to working massive pieces of timber and metal into stunning works-of-art.
Arrow Timber Framing understands the roles for all participants in this design-to-build process and we work closely with each one to make our client’s dream building become a reality.
Throughout the process, the Arrow Timber Framing family will patiently review all parts of your project as needed and offer clear options to any goals you want to accomplish. This will make your experience enjoyable and memorable.
We make design easy for our clients and never take shortcuts in planning.
The goal is to achieve a stunning design that will last a lifetime. You can count on our help to make sustainable decisions and you will have access to all the tools you need to achieve 100% satisfaction for your hybrid post and beam project.
You can gain access to our design specialists by requesting your complimentary Brainstorming Session or consultation.
While you may have a pretty good idea about how you want your timbers to look, there are many decisions to be made on our journey together due to the complexities of post and beam design and construction. Our professional design services are available to expedite your ideas for quicker approval.
Imagine those big, beautiful wood beams glowing at sunset when you drive up, the strength of the timbers welcoming you into your dwelling, or the warm glow they create glistening by the fireplace.
Timber beauty IS within your reach. Let’s schedule a brainstorming session and get started.
The Arrow Timber Framing family thanks you for visiting us.
7 Basic Design Styles
Craftsman style- The early American version of feng shui? Or perhaps the antithesis of the Queen Anne Victorian style? It is interesting to note how Craftsman style is the iconic remains of the American arts and crafts movement which began in the 1890s. This movement was fueled by frustration of the over decorated aesthetic of the eclectic Victorian style and the desire to emphasize handcrafted work over mass-produced goods. Learn more about this style and how to avoid the pitfalls of this design.
13 Timber Truss Design Styles
- Offset centerline
- Iron rods and integrated arches
- Variable slope
- Multiple webs
- Double Top load or DBL B.C.
Scissor Truss If you have a space where two opposite walls vary in height, you may be well served with a scissor truss- the peak, or center line is off set and aligns where the two roof slopes converge- a perfect way to elegantly bridge two different wall heights. Wrought iron rods (horizontal tie rods to be precise) often improve the elegance of a scissor truss. A very elegant scissor truss we had the opportunity to do combined arches and a horizontal tie rod. A modified scissor truss with an arch borrows elements from the Queen truss- the bottom chords begin in the same way as a normal scissor truss but then terminate at a vertical post placed at approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the span, a tie rod connects the bottom of these vertical posts and an arched berm connects the posts together near the top. It’s a very unique truss which feels like an elegant throwback to castle days. Another nice twist you can get with a scissor truss is to implement a ½ lap with the bottom members, This allows the bottom chords to each continue to the top member creating an “X” that really resembles scissors. This also increases the strength of the truss because the pieces are interwoven. Bigger spans will allow you to experiment with different web angles and web orientation along with the actual steepness of the bottom members. All of these factors allow you to adjust the intimacy of your timbered space. The Scissor Truss really blends well with all styles- Western Rustic, Contemporary and Old European. It could perhaps even fit the Cottage Bungalow style if the roof pitch was low enough to keep the space intimate.
Compression Ring Truss
Glue Lam Modern Truss
Hammer Beam Truss
Parrell Chord Scissor Truss
“It was awesome working with Bert. He helped us clearly understand our options based upon what we wanted. It was nice to see the steps compartmentalized so we could visualize and make decisions. Bert was exceptional throughout the process. Anyone who sees our entry and back patio will ooooh and ahhhh!”.
Protect your investment
To protect your investment and bottom line, we prevent “ugly” from entering your project which can easily move beyond aesthetics into scheduling, communication, thinking, decision making, strength and quality. Does it make sense to maximize your enjoyment and better define what you really want? By requesting our educational materials, you will gain a better understanding about how to get the best timber frame solution to achieve your timber dream.
book your brainstorming session
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 reached out to Arrow during Christmas time and needed it finished a short time frame. Bert and his team got it done quickly and it looks great. I’d recommend them to anybody!”
“We are amazed and very very happy. [We] got right to business with Bert and [he] made a model that helped us fine tune exactly what we wanted… One of the things I want to mention is that the design was fairly complex and some trouble-shooting issues came up and Bert and Jim [our general contractor] worked together and overcame those issues”
The White Family