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10×10 King Post – Post and Beam Plan

10x10 Post and Beam Plan (3 of 5)

Do you have a smallish outdoor space that you want to adorn with a shade shelter? Look at this petite 10×10 King Post–Post and Beam Plan! This structure is small enough to fit in any backyard and still accommodate your conversation grouping, outdoor dining, or hot tub area. You can decide to leave the purlins exposed for an arbor effect or add shingles or roofing of your choice for more shelter from sun and rain.

With smaller and lighter 6-inch posts, this design would be easy to cut and raise and make a great beginner project. Furthermore, hidden metal connectors instead of traditional hand-cut joinery allow you to get the look of a timber frame without all the head-scratching. Check out our connector kits to purchase your fasteners with one click!

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

The PDF plans contain 22 pages full of drawings, 3d renderings, timber, and fastener lists. Finally, we also show each timber with dimensioned cut plans. This gives you everything you 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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15 thoughts on “10×10 King Post – Post and Beam Plan”

  1. Tony McClellan

    How difficult would it be to do this as a true timber frame without the metal fasteners? For a rookie?

  2. Tony McClellan

    I have seen those plans thank you. But I prefer the roof style on the other 10×10 structure. I am wondering if it would easier to take the smaller 8×12 shed or the larger 12×14 shed and adjust? What I think I would really like is a 10×12 timber frame.

  3. Bradley Keough

    How hard would it be to get plans for a 10X14 or 10 X16 King Post plan?

  4. Katrina Williams

    Bradley, offer custom design services and would be glad to help you. You can find out more on them here.

  5. What is the end overhang? I’d like to create an exterior covered grill area. We cannot exceed a 10×10 base, but can accommodate up to 14×14’ roof line.

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