Post & Beam Timber Framing Uncovered!
Full timber framing is a thing of the past, generally speaking. The art of hybrid timber framing is a must read for owners, architects, and builders who want to influence the look and feel of their projects using exposed beam construction. Hybrid timber framing utilizes post & beam as well as modern & historical timber framing systems to create the ideal timber experience in a home or structure. Design is not held back by the constraints of traditional stick-built homes, or full timber frames. With this flexibility, the design must be carefully considered before the build starts.
With Hybrid Timber Framing, your options are many, but initial decisions have a massive impact on final result and satisfaction. This book educates owners, builders and architects on the decisions that must be covered during the design and planning stage. It is rich with ideas imagery and instruction to jumpstart your inspiration and planning.
However, this book is not for people who cannot or are unwilling to take a little time to learn and focus their efforts on the key things which will make or break the success of their timber building projects. It is a collection of high level techniques, ideas, and tips to avoid common pitfalls and ensure you get what you want with an enjoyable process.
Naturally, timbers and exposed beams have outsized impact on the aesthetics of building projects. Adding timbers without weighing the structural and aesthetic impacts can be worse than doing nothing and will magnify any awkward imbalances.
For rustic homes, beautiful structures, shops, pavilions, car canopies…the timber options are endless. Timber joinery and construction techniques create masterful look and structural integrity.
This guide will help you plan and build it right the first time! Important topics to consider include:
• How to achieve optimized beauty by first defining ugly
• Where to draw the line with hybrid timber framing
• Seven chapters portraying diverse and unique timber styles
• How to avoid the over simplified “Hail Mary” approach
• How to accurately predict in the cost of hybrid timber framing
As a carpenter’s son, Bert received early exposure and training in the building industry. Later, after his seven year old company gained a reputation as the go-to solution for complex and difficult framing projects, a client asked if he could do a bit of accent timber framing.
Bert simply fell in love with the craft while doing research at the local library. And Arrow Timber Framing was born. Since then, the Arrow Team has drilled deeply into the expressive art of Hybrid Timber Framing by asking client centric questions to sharpen their skills, such as:
• “How rustic should your style be?”
• “How can we best mix old and new construction methods to get the best looking results without wasting money?”
• “How can we make the process easier for Architects, Builder and clients?”
The list of questions to better serve clients never really ends because it is fueled by the burning desire to deliver long-term happiness. And long slow smiles, especially during timber raising, have almost become a trademark!