The primary styles of timber trusses are listed below.
Attractive traditional truss, best used in smaller applications. The size of the simple truss is limited to the load bearing capacity of its members, since it doesn’t have webs; this means your typical simple truss span will max out around 30′.
A variable slope timber truss with multiple webs and a lot of flexibility. Throwback style truss which still fits in well with modern building styles – especially useful for roofs with different opposing slopes.
The queen truss frame calls to mind Craftsman or European timber framing design. This special truss design also balances well if you have a tall space to fill. Also, the queen truss allows for display or storage space within a timber truss.
A popular and well-liked timber truss style for timber framing – with wide variety of web styles etc. You will need to consider factors such as wall height, room volume, truss spacing and roof slope to arrive at the best variation of the truss for your situation.
Hammer Beam Truss
This heavy truss style can be used for bigger applications like a church, park pavilion or indoor pool space. The Hammer Beam Timber Truss has a special advantage that makes it work especially well in areas of big volume.
Top cords are not arched but the bottom cord and webs can be placed in a wide variety of arched truss styles. Comes out of the Classical, Euro, Traditional and in some cases Rustic timber frame designs.
This is a versatile truss that fits well in many situations. Sometimes a full timber truss is too bulky or an industrial timber frame look is desired. This truss can even add a modern touch to old farmhouse for an eclectic aesthetic.
The mono truss can be easily adjusted to be a scissor mono truss if desired. Space intimacy is the biggest reason to slope the bottom chord of a mono timber frame truss. Can be used in a vaulted ceiling that terminates at the beginning of an upper level or overlooking a great room.
This timber truss can fit into both Traditional and Modern style homes or businesses and shops. The Box Truss can help fill up space in higher ceilings.
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Arrow Timber provides some of the largest post & beam sizes in the industry.
Get the finest timber trusses in your house, building or structure, built from primarily Washington State Timbers. When you request a timber truss quote from ATF, it’s not likely to be the ‘cheapest’ quote you get on any old truss, and that’s because we use high-quality expertly selected Douglas Fir, Cedar & other timbers, with gorgeous design and sizings. If you’re in the market for the finest timber trusses (exposed post and beam) request a quote.
Pegs vs Metal Joinery: A great majority of our trusses are built with traditional joinery techniques with beautiful wooden pegs, mortise & tenon…however we also will design custom fabricated metal joinery on certain projects. Email us to get ideas and costs.
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Flexibility in Truss Frame Choices
Finding your unique roof truss style is both rewarding and fun. It will have a large impact on how your whole space and square footage feels. As you plan a timbered living space, you will continually gain more insight into what you love, and what looks best in your living quarters.
These are not your average ‘framer’ wood trusses. These provide the exposed truss experience that signifies such strength, whether you’re sticking with straight timbers, or going with more of a curved look…curved arches, curved braces etc. Keep in mind though, not to get too set on a certain design, because building practicality always influences the truss design you end up choosing. In some cases, building codes and truss engineering will call for changes to be made.
Our timber truss options provide massive visual appeal, with many options in beam sizing and placement. Structural, or non-structural trusses can be used for both stick-built or full timber frame homes.