Bert Sarkkinen gives presentations on a variety of subjects, including the history of timber framing, the "Art of Hybrid Timber Framing", Green Building, and other design & building related seminars.
Two very popular styles of home design & timber framing are discussed: Craftsman and Classic.
There are differences between these two styles beyond just a "arched" and "horizontal" type of look. Roof lines, floor plan density with timbers - the histories of both styles and how you can mix and match your favorites to reach the ideal hybrid timber design.
This live webinar addresses tension loading, truss styles and their implications for tension.
The forces of gravity and pull on members of a truss can be related to things we see in our own daily lives. Bert Sarkkinen delivers this talk, give live with live comments on December 4 2020.
This content is based from the book "The Art of Hybrid Timber Framing." Check out the 2nd edition on Amazon.
Recorded at the Green Building Conference in January of 2020 in Clark County Washington, Bert Sarkkinen talks about the benefits of timber framing in the new world of "Green Building." With green building code changes occurring, timbers still continue to be not applicable, but advantageous for green building methods - utilized themselves or with stick building in a "Hybrid Timber Framing" approach.
Timber entries are a popular feature on homes these days, with many simple 'framer options' being utilized to give a post and beam look to homes.
Unfortunately, many of these framer options end up looking like a "Daddy Long Legs" entryway. Don't make that mistake.
Bert Sarkkinen, the owner of Arrow Timber, explains how timber massing makes a "massive" difference in presenting a stable timber entry that compliments the structure, rather than looking like chicken legs on the front of a home.