Modern Style Timber Framing

Modern: Crisp, Clean, and Edgy with a Surprise Twist

Included Styles:

Industrial, Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern, Vintage, and Scandinavian

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Boxy, angular geometry; small/medium timber sizes;

No detailing, scroll cuts, or chamfering;

Sparse timber population density;

Space volume which is high, airy, and buoyant.

See a Modern Timber Frame House Plan

“ This is our second home Bert and Arrow Timber have framed for us. From plan review to engineering and foundation, Bert played a key role in making all the pieces fit together seamlessly. Kelvin, Bert’s foreman, was very communicative and adaptive to our needs and had no issues with on-site change orders, as this was a custom home. The neighbors commented to me, that Bert’s crew was clean, professional and as quiet as could be expected. Obviously I can attest to that, they basically left no carbon footprint. I don’t want to leave my home but if I had to build again, Bert and Arrow Timber would be the only crew I would use.”

Tim McMillan

“ For several years Laura and I had been planning and dreaming about expanding our outdoor living area. We have a patio with a concrete slab in the backyard and wanted to come up with some way to put a roof over it and still make it feel very outdoors. We had consulted with several architects and even paid one for several ideas. We were still not real pleased with the compromises and the overall design. At a home show I met Bert and asked him if he was interested. Through that initial meeting I sent him pictures of our house and he offered to come out and present some ideas.

When he showed us the initial SketchUp design we were very pleased. It had all the elements that we were looking for. It blended in well to our existing home. It preserved the back hard view and sunlight access. And it was a dramatic and pleasing design. The only drawback was the budget. On that issue Bert was very flexible and worked hard to get the project with in our budget. When the crew went to work we were very impressed with their skills and workmanship. They completed the project on time. We made some minor changes as the project progressed and there were no problems negotiating costs and time schedules.

In the end were very pleased and proud of the finished work. It is something we love to show off to all our friends. More importantly we are enjoying the space every day. When I get the painting done and some more landscaping I would be glad for you to come and take some pictures

Thanks again for a great project.”


“ We met with Bert and looked at pictures and examples, then he drew them up and they all became part of the final design. Bert also added accents, like the mantel, to give it a nice finishing touch. It was a large-scale project with a lot of moving parts and he worked alongside the engineer.

Everybody worked hard to get it all done within a very reasonable amount of time. The crew got in and got out. They were very courteous. Everything turned out great. We just love the results. When anybody walks into our home their jaws drop.”

Chad Krippner

“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. Working with a company like yours…is a special treat…Anyone interested in a quality structure…wouldn’t be disappointed!”

Mike Richart

“We wanted to do something for an entryway but didn’t quite know how. Bert came up with the design. He also helped translate that into beam work over the garage. Bert helped “seed ” our ideas into something bigger – from idea to concept to installation. He made it more comforting for us to say ‘yes’. We really admired all the work that was done including the professionalism of the crew”.

Geoff Parker

“Our backyard pavilion is a work of art. Stunning! Everything just fits! I absolutely love it! I am a customer for life. “

John Jennings

“Mark and I have really enjoyed the beautiful covered backyard living space that your team fast efficiently and cleanly built for our family…Bert was so helpful in helping to give us ideas and we appreciated how he could so expertly draw up a sketch of his ideas. ”

Mark & Erika Halberg

“ My husband had known how much I enjoyed the look and the atmosphere that timber framing portrays that a few years ago he surprised me with a beautiful new timber-framed kitchen. I love the exposed beams and trusses. They give my house a rustic yet homey and comforting vibe. Bert’s crew expertly and beautifully installed the beams and trusses so quick (one weekend) and efficiently.

I know that for any future timber framing we have done, the first person we’ll call is Bert! Thank you Arrow for helping make my house feel like home.”

Heidi and Dean Cahoon