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12×16 Timber Frame Shed Plans

12x16 Timber Frame Shed

This 12×16 three bent timber frame shed has two doors and the roof pitch is 12/12. One door is a large door on the gable end. It is 6′ wide. The second door is on the side eave wall for people to access the inside of the shed.

The additional pictures shown are of the shed made by a customer of mine. He finished off this shed with vertical board siding, asphalt roof shingles, windows on the eave wall and the back gable end, a window over the large gable end external sliding door as well as added some sky lights between the rafters for natural light for the loft area.   This plan set does not include the lean-to addition on the side of the shed.

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The plan set shows all the timbers you’ll need to use if you wish to do boards for the first floor deck and roof. Or you can use 2″ plans for the first floor deck and roof, either way these plans can be used for both sizes of decking. The plan set is printed on 8 1/2″ x 11″ standard letter size paper, non bound. You can copy a page to take out to your workshop and use to make notes, keeping the original for future reference.

Timber Frame Shed

Where each timber is shown on a page, it is shown with all four sides and both ends so that you can see all the locations of all the joints and housings. All necessary dimensions have been shown for each joint.


  •  The plan set includes a stock list of the actual sizes of each timber and the number of timbers of that size.
  •  It also includes a list for ordering your timbers, in standard stock sizes, from the mill or lumber yards.
  • These timbers are 8×8’s and the rafters are 4×6. The girts are 4×4 and the floor joists are 4×6 as well.
  •  There are bent and wall views with dimensions.
  •  3d views of the frame to help with visualization.

12x16 timber frame plan

This frame completely customizable to your own needs. You can make the door narrower if you choose by moving the mortises in the tie beam and sill, make the large gable end doors hinged and not an external slider, add more doors if you want,make the frame taller by making the post longer and you can enclose it with vertical siding or horizontal siding if you add blocking.

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12x16 Shed
Interior of Timber Frame Shed


 Please Note: As these plans were designed by Jim Rogers and not Timber Frame HQ, they are NOT included in the Plan Bundle. They are only available for individual purchase.

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  2. Seismic / earthquake
  3. Heavy snow
  4. Flood potential
  5. Soil instability
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29 thoughts on “12×16 Timber Frame Shed Plans”

  1. Do these plans include detailed view of each piece, including size and location of joints? Multiple views of each piece (front, back, sides, top, bottom)?

  2. Pat, we don’t have any greenhouse plans specifically, but many of the plans would easily convert to greenhouses just by your choice of cladding and roofing material…

  3. What kind of foundation (pier, block, skid?) would work best for timber frame sheds? Would you need something stronger than block?

  4. There are a bunch of different ways to handle the foundation. Blocks work well and it what I used on my workshop, you do have to fill the cells of the blocks if you are planning a post to bear on it.

  5. Couple quick questions. Do you have anything this size but more of a tiny house, rather than a shed? Does it have a loft? And finally, any recommendations on insulating?

  6. Katrina Williams

    Jared, here are all of our 12×16 plans. This one might be suitable for a small loft, depending on what you are using the loft for and the headroom you need. As far as insulation, we recommend Spray Foam Insulation if you are not using SIPs

  7. Do you make this same plan but slightly larger? I’m looking for something similar, but 16×20?

  8. There is a 16×20 plan done as a cabin with a porch. If you don’t want the porch just leave that off. Please consider this plan. thanks.
    Jim Rogers

  9. Jim
    Can you tell me if there is any plan available with adding an enclosed lean to/porch to this plan. Something similar to your 16×20 cabin porch but enclosed.

  10. Brady and Katrina:
    I don’t have that frame drawn with a porch/lean-to right now. I’d have to make it a custom plan. I am so busy at the mill right now that I can’t get to it for a while.
    Sorry about that.
    Jim Rogers

  11. How tall is the ceiling/door clearance on the first floor?
    What size roughly are the pillars?
    This is what I’m looking for to build next fall. Just need to make sure timber on my property will be wide enough.

  12. Katrina Williams

    Jessie, the posts are 8x8s. The plate height is 10′ and it is just under 12′ to the collar tie.

  13. Do you have a sense of approximate total board footage required to build the frame of this structure? I am simply hoping to have a rough idea of the cost to build so that I know if this could be feasible for me before purchasing plans. Thank you!

  14. Can this plan be easily modified to 10 x 12 by the builder or will that significantly change the aesthetics of the shed?

  15. Katrina Williams

    We wouldn’t say altering it would be super easy, there will be some math involved. But it can be done and would not change the aesthetics too much. We do offer this 10×12 Shed Plan, though.

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