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Our Timber Frame Home Post & Beam Portfolio shows the breadth of post and beam options available to you.

Post & Beam Timber Frame Portfolio

The appeal of timber frame homes, shops & commercial buildings is universally recognized.

 ‘Hybrid’ post and beam techniques allow YOU to control the level of involvement of timbers in the project.

Modern Style: 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.

Craftsman Style: Low, Cozy, and Horizontal with Angular Detailing

Included Styles:

Bungalow, Cottage, Southwest and Western Ranch

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Angular detailing at beam ends and tapered rafters or top chords.

The truss bottom chords and king post will often sport tapered steps and notches-but never too busy!

Oftentimes, beam end detailing and timber orientation is used to embellish the strong horizontal emphasis associated with Craftsman style.

Classic Style: Arched, Graceful, and Robust with Curved Detailing

Included Styles:

Southern, Country, Greek Revival, Neoclassic, and French Colonial

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Soft arches, average roof slopes or triangular geometry.

Medium heavy timber sizing. Timber population density: medium sparse with muted but poresent detailing.

Classic timber framing is often explained as Rustic-Elegance.

Traditional Style: Straight, Simple, and Functional with Minimal Detailing

Included Styles:

Colonial, Federal, Georgian, Prairie, and Farm

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Plentiful whitespace with familiar geometric shapes and sizes. Avoiding high timber population density.

Many times, we remove truss webs to keep things open.

Simple angles at beam ends, plain chamfering touches, and avoidance of heavy timber sizing also helps.

Rustic Style: Heavy, Rugged, and Stout with a Fortress Theme

Included Styles:

Lodge, Mountain, Chalet, Log Home, A-frame, Organic/Natural, and Western

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Big, sometimes really big, timbers with relatively high timber density population.

Typically rougher detailing, shapes, and natural materials, such as hand-hewn, rough sawn, or reclaimed/salvaged beams.

You might see long hand-riven pegs protruding out at random lengths, as well as heavy, black ironwork with timber pieces moderately simple regarding profiles and joinery.

Euro Style: Sophisticated, Curvy, and Elegant with Scroll Detailing

Included Styles:

Tudor, French Country, Chateau, Mediterranean, Tuscan, Spanish, and Gothic Revival

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Steeper triangles and knee-brace orientation, medium timber sizing, ornate, intricate detailing, sharper or more pronounced curves , and medium timber population density.

Neutral infill/backdrop material with either high soaring space volume or low, cozy, almost cramped space volume.

Beach/Coastal Style: Diverse and Unpredictable with Seaside Touches

Included Styles:

Modern, Cape Cod, Salt Box, Victorian, Cottage, Eclectic

Common Timber-Framing Characteristics:

Elliptical curves, tentative timber density, cables, steel rope and other maritime touches with a coatios approach.

Careful to embellish the unique aspects of the project theme with just enough balanced timber to do the job

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Each client has their own needs and requirements. Click on the link below to see some helpful information and commonly asked questions

“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

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Working with the ATF Team, you will receive the 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?

“ 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.”


“ 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

“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

“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 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

“ 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

“I wouldn’t recommend any other Timber Framer in the county other than Bert and Arrow Timber Framing”. Bert and his team create the most amazing handiwork, I have worked for years with Bert and have discovered he always goes the extra mile with your best interest at heart.”

James Misner

“I wouldn’t recommend any other Timber Framer in the county other than Bert and Arrow Timber  Framing”. Bert and his team create the most amazing handiwork, I have worked for years with Bert  and have discovered he always goes the extra mile with your best interest at heart.”

James Misner

“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