If you want to beautify your home or business, look at this 10×8 hammer-beam entrance porch! Chamfered ends embellish the hammer posts, and plenty of gently curved braces connect the hammer beams and support the front 3-foot overhang. The traditional mortise and tenon joinery lends this small frame a lot of character and visual interest.
This frame is 10 feet wide from outside to outside of the posts. It is 7 feet 6 inches deep from the outside of the post to your exterior wall. Designed to be supported at the rear by the wall framing of your structure, the front hammer truss is supported by two 8×8 posts. The eave girts stand at 9 feet tall. With an overall height of 14 feet to the top of the ridge, this porch makes a statement! This 10×8 hammer-beam entrance porch will truly provide an artistic focal point for the entrance to your home.
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2 thoughts on “10×8 Hammer Beam Entrance Porch”
Hi, I really like this porch overhang. It doesn’t state what sized timbers to use. Can this be constructed using 6″X6″ and 4″X4″ timbers? Thanks!!
This plan (like most of our designs) uses 8×8 posts and 6x material for much of the rest