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Timber Frame
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Beam Trusses

Timber Frame Design and Heavy Beam Trusses for Home Remodel, New Construction, and Commercial Structures. Serving Washington, Oregon, and Pacific NW. Custom services include, but are not limited to:

  • Timber Framing
  • Post and Beam
  • Truss Design
  • Front Entries
  • Kitchens
  • Great Rooms
  • Outdoor Pavilions
  • Living Pavilions
  • Entry Gates & Portals
  • Barns
  • Fences
  • Bridges
  • Stairways
  • Decks
  • Tables
  • Benches
  • Kiosks
  • Coffee Bars
  • Church Crosses
  • Entries

...And any other idea you might imagine.

Our focus is for the people who want the enjoyment of unique, personalized timber living. We believe your post and beam or timber structure should portray the strength and durability of the solid relationships you have forged in your life. This is why we love giving you custom timber frame design and good, solid, post and beam construction.

Timber Framing Articles
by Bert Sarkkinen


Timber Truss Design Styles
Timber Truss Design Styles

Finding your unique truss style is both rewarding and fun. It will have a very large impact on how your timber space feels...

3 Things Timber Framers Want to Keep Secret
3 Things Timber Framers Want to Keep Secret

Secrets… In general, they are negative for everyone involved-both the secret holder as well as the person left in the dark...

7 Tips for Exposed Beam Design
7 Tips for Exposed Beam Design

Timbers can be used to make a dramatic statement in virtually any room or area: Entryways, great rooms, kitchens, dens, patios, pavilions...

Surprise: Oh Honey, You Shouldn't Have!
Surprise: Oh Honey, You Shouldn't Have!

Attention, Guys! A special day is just around the corner. When was the last time you heard squeals of delight from your better half...

Where To Draw the Line For Timber Decor in Your Home
Where To Draw the Line For Timber Decor in Your Home

The difference between a full timber frame and a hybrid timber frame is simply the number of decor decisions you will be exposed to...

Trial By Fire: How Arrow Timber was Born
Trial By Fire: How Arrow Timber was Born

The official story starts when a customer asked me to do some authentic Timber Framing on his "shome" (shop and home combo)...

Question/Answer with Garrison Hullinger Interior Design
Q/A with Garrison Hullinger Interior Design

About 4 years ago, I put together a vacation retreat package to post on our website. I wanted to target future building trends, for a couple of reasons...

7 Steps to Beautiful Timbers All Year Round
7 Steps to Beautiful Timbers All Year Round

The following tips have been provided by Sheri Steber, the co-owner of Timber Pro UV, a Portland Oregon based company...

Are You More Stable Because You Like Exposed Beams?
Are You More Stable Because You Like Exposed Beams?

Sitting down this spring, I thought I would share my appreciation for the clients I get to deal with...

Insulation Trends
Insulation Trends

According to industry trends, fiberglass may indeed have been toppled from its throne as the king of cost-effective insulation...

Outdoor Living Pavilions
Outdoor Living Pavilions

I am a timber enthusiast. I have helped many people brainstorm, plan, and build outdoor living structures...

Special Message To Pros
Special Message To Pros

If you've happened upon this article, chances are that you are doing some research for a current or upcoming project...

Stable Geometric Shapes
Stable Geometric Shapes

In timber framing, the key component used to stiffen walls laterally is the age-old knee brace. Here is an overview of bracing systems...

Mantel Inspiration Is Easier Than You Think!
Mantel Inspiration Is Easier Than You Think!

What does a mantel symbolize? To best answer this question, perhaps a brief digression into the history of mantels is in order...

How to Quickly Create Your Timber Design Master Plan
How to Quickly Create Your Timber Design Master Plan

Imagine this. Three weeks from now, you have a special team assembled around your kitchen table...

7 Reasons You Should Build Green
7 Reasons You Should Build Green

Building Green is no longer a Luxury, it's a SAVINGS! Joe and Karen had a few surprises over the winter holidays...

Analyze the Message of Your Home
Analyze the Message of Your Home

The "message" or the statement that a structure or home gives is a very subjective, broad topic and is influenced by many factors...

Brand Your Timber Home
Brand Your Timber Home

Lettering or art burnt into exposed structural beams is a great way to influence your home and lifestyle with a sense of stability...

Is Using Fiberglass Insulation a Mistake?
Is Using Fiberglass Insulation a Mistake?

According to industry trends, fiberglass may indeed be toppled from its throne as the king of cost effective insulation...

Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Atmosphere
Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Atmosphere

Creating a signature atmosphere in your home using timbers is sort of like choosing a clothing outfit...

Insulation Values Myth: The R Fairy Tale
Insulation Values Myth: The "R" Fairy Tale

One of the fairy tales of our time is the "R-value." The "R-value" is touted to the American consumer to the point...

What Type of Beam Finish is Best for You?
What Type of Beam Finish is Best for You?

Choosing and applying a finish or protective coating for your timber project is deceptively complex...

How to Avoid a Structural 98lb Weakling
How to Avoid a Structural 98lb Weakling

How will you identify possible weak points in your timber structure? Is it worth your time...

Timber Framing in Europe
Timber Framing in Europe

"Dad, we had better buy those plane tickets pretty soon!" I put down my book and looked up at my daughter...

The Timberline Lodge Story
The Timberline Lodge Story

How can a structure so beautiful have such an ugly secret? Arrow Timber Framing was able to contribute to the Timberline Lodge story...

5 Simple Steps to Plan Your Outdoor Living Structure
5 Simple Steps to Plan Your Outdoor Living Structure

The invigorating aspect about outdoor timber living is that it adds a whole new dimension to the fun and unity created...

The Sherertz Family Project with GRO Outdoor Living
The Sherertz Family Project with GRO Outdoor Living

Last summer I had the opportunity to design and build a unique outdoor living structure with a friend of mine...

Tips and Ideas to Make Maintenance Fun
Tips and Ideas to Make Maintenance Fun

Maintenance: almost everything in this world requires it. Roads, bridges, buildings, equipment, cars and even your health...

How to Artistically Mix Logs and Timbers
How to Artistically Mix Logs and Timbers

You are about to learn three ways to mix logs with timber framing construction. This will open up a plethora of timber style possibilities...

Holistic Home Design Matching Interior and Exterior Styles
Holistic Home Design Matching Interior/Exterior Styles

People have often looked at me quizzically when I have requested photos of home interiors, especially if our scope of work is an exterior entry...

I Want It Big!
I Want It Big!

"I want it big. I want it rustic - Really big!" Ron Veach, the owner of Tuscany Homes was talking my language...

Masonry Heaters: Built Green Tough
Masonry Heaters: Built Green Tough

As you know, I have been on the record as an advocate for sustainable green building. To me, sustainable means money savings, energy savings...

A Tale of Two Remodels: Where to Draw the Line
A Tale of Two Remodels: Where to Draw the Line

Let's begin with the tale of the timber remodel which wasn't. The purpose of relating this story is to give you an example of a situation...

How to Promote Physical Well-Being
How to Promote Physical Well-Being

This article may not seem consistent with content I have provided you with previously... But if you look deeper you can see...

Post and Beam Makeover
4 Steps to Your Post and Beam Makeover

Creating post and beam makeovers is where we at Arrow Timber Framing shine! It elevates our heart rates...



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