12×16 Timber Frame King Post Plan

Do you want to add interest and shade to your outdoor space or build a tiny home?  Take a look at this nicely sized 12×16 timber frame king post plan! Though small enough for most backyards or small lots, this graceful structure can comfortably accommodate your conversation grouping, outdoor kitchen/dining or hot tub and lounge area.  You can decide to leave the purlins exposed for an arbor effect, or apply shingles or metal roofing over them for more shelter from sun and rain.

What a nice place to relax! The 8 in 12 roof pitch creates a big volume, and the generous two-foot overhangs give extra protection from the rain. You would enjoy this structure open-sided, or enclose it with the material of your choice to create a garden shed or workshop. Or you could decide to add clear panels to create the greenhouse of your dreams!

The PDF plans contain 15 pages full of drawings, 3d renderings, and a timber list, providing you with everything that you will need to cut the frame, fast and accurately. The plans are formatted to letter size paper, easily printed from your home and ready for instant download.

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Important Information:

Timber Frame HQ provides plans for construction purposes but does not oversee the construction. The plan purchaser is responsible for assuring the plan meets local codes and regulations. It is the responsibility of the plan purchaser to obtain any and all structural analysis, engineering and specifications that may be required in the municipality in which it is to be built. Plan purchaser is to verify all lot conditions and measurements before construction. Purchaser is responsible for additional expenses incurred in order to meet local code and engineering requirements.

Customer understands that the following conditions in your specific area may require additional engineering:

  1. Wind / hurricane / tornado
  2. Seismic / earthquake
  3. Heavy snow
  4. Flood potential
  5. Soil instability
  6. Timber Frame Engineering

Customer understands that HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical will not be included in all plans.
Purchaser agrees that the use of the plan is for the construction of one house or frame only*, and that the plan or any part of it will not be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the copyright owner.

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5 Responses to 12×16 Timber Frame King Post Plan

  1. Rick Offermann November 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    How hard would it be to add a floor to this design. I’m looking at making an outdoor living space but I want to have it off the ground so I don’t have to poor a concrete slab and spring drainage isn’t as much of an issue.

  2. Cliff Lloyd December 7, 2017 at 8:13 am #

    Good Morning. Two questions:

    1. I believe the City where I live will require an engineers certification. Have yo ever obtained one in any location for this plan?

    2. I want to add a shingle roof. Looking at the plan, seems I can do this by adding fascia boards to the edges of the rafters down the 16′ sides and adding roof sheathing on top. Seem doable?

    • Brice Cochran December 7, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      Yes, this set of plans has been reviewed by an engineer, every location is slightly different though. Where are you planning on building it? We can work with you and the engineer to get you a sealed set of drawings for you and your location.
      I would recommend that you put 1 1/2″ tongue and groove or 3/4″ tongue and groove then 3/4″ sheathing on the ceiling and then you will have 1 1/2″ of material to nail your shingles to.

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