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About Us

Arrow Timber Framing specializes in crafting beautiful and functional timber-framed structures. Our expertise blends traditional craftsmanship with modern techniques and a commitment to exceptional quality. We pride ourselves on meticulous attention to detail, innovative design solutions, and an unwavering dedication to client satisfaction.

We believe in the power of collaboration. By working closely with our clients, we transform their visions into stunning realities – homes and spaces that evoke warmth, character, and enduring strength. Arrow Timber Framing is also committed to fostering the tradition of timber framing. Our apprenticeship program develops the next generation of specialists, ensuring the preservation of this time-honored craft.

What We Do

Arrow Timber Framing specializes in the design and construction of custom hybrid timber frame structures for both residential and commercial projects across the US. We work closely with homeowners, builders, and architects to create beautiful and functional timber elements that seamlessly integrate with any architectural style. Our expertise in hybrid timber framing allows us to maximize the beauty, strength, and value of timber features within your project. Whether you're enhancing an existing structure or envisioning a new build, our team will deliver a stunning and expertly crafted timber frame solution.

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The Arrow Timber Framing Difference

Arrow uses Douglas Fir Wood for all of our custom timbers, the premiere timber framing wood of timber framers all over the world. Arrow is situated in the Pacific NW, where Douglas Firs grow so there’s no waiting for timbers to be shipped to our location to be milled. All timbers are milled on location at the Arrow Timber Framing Sawmill and are milled to custom specifications. This results in lower timber costs and faster delivery of timber packages to job sites.

Arrow has spent years refining our joinery methods for the installation of green timbers which are designed to allow the timbers to shrink together after installation, instead of shrinking apart. This is a preferred method to kiln dried or RFKD (radio frequency kiln dried) – methods that lead to shrinkage and cracking after installation. Most timber framers in the US use Hundegger CNC turning machines for their joinery methods which limits the kinds of joinery you can use on your timbers, resulting in fewer design options. ATF methods do not have this limitation.

We cut our own timbers with FOHC (free of heart center) methods to prevent checking (cracking.) Commercially made timbers are typically significantly smaller, milled with ‘boxed heart’ methods which lead to cracks on the face of the timber and a giant check right to the heart. Arrow eliminates 80% of the checking by utilizing FOHC milling. Arrow is also able to mill timbers over 26’, which is where most commercial sawmills stop. We mill the largest timbers available, up to 50” wide. The Arrow Sawmill can cut timbers of nearly any size.

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Meet The Team

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