This 16×16 timber frame plan sports an 8-inch roof pitch and utilizes a simple but effective roof system, allowing anyone to cut and raise this great-looking frame. The 256 square feet structure would make a great garden shed, artist studio, or, if left open-sided, a dining pavilion.
The pdf plans contain 21 pages full of drawings, 3d renderings, and a timber list, providing you with everything you will need to cut the frame quickly and accurately. The plans are in PDF format, ready for instant download.
Of course, use the frame as you would like, but some possible options include a pavilion, shed, workshop, or even a pergola.
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36 thoughts on “16×16 Timber Frame Plan”
I would like to buy this plan in the near future and I am wondering if the plans come with detailed cut information for the mortis and tenon joints? I am new to mortis and tenon and I am trying to find plans that include this information.
An example, I do not notice any pins on the rafter beams. I wondering if you use a butt joint style, closed with a screw & bolt on this design? I would like to stick to traditional dowel and mortis and tenon type rafter. If this is not available on the plans presented is it possible to get the style I would like to adhere to?
The plans do have all the similar timbers pulled out and detailed with dimensions. On the rafter tails some folks like to used pegs but I prefer to screw them with a GRK RSS screw. Let me know if you have any other questions. And remember that we do offer a 30 day refund if you are not happy with them.
I am looking to build a 17X17 foot timber frame cover so the support lags match up to block columns that are already in place. Is the dimension taken at the support post or at the roof line. If detention is taken at the support leg then you are showing a 2 foot over hang at each end. The support beams would around 21ft. I want to make sure my lumber is the right dimension. Can I call you. thanks richard
The 16×16 is from outside of post to outside of post with a 2′ overhang as you mentioned. Will email you my direct number.
Can you make the plans for lap joints rather than mortise and tenon?
I’m curious if these beams need to be a specific type of lumber. I want to build this out of red cedar. Would these beam spans be suffice for a 16 x 16′ plan?
There are only a couple of places in the frame that we could use a lap joint. To simplify the cutting of the frame you can just leave off the tenons, house all the joints (as shown in the plans) and use a structural to hold everything together.
It depend on where you live and the roof loads. Cedar by nature is not very strong. If you could send me an email at info(at)timberframehq.com with your location and I will look into it.
I am considering using these plans for a pavilion on public property. My local building department requires that my drawings are sealed by a licensed Illinois architect or engineer. Is this the case with your plans or would I need to have them redrawn?
The plans are not stamped and we would need to do a little work to get them ready for an engineer to stamp them. Let us know and we can work with you to get that completed.
Do your plans come with a complete materials list? Are Simpson type ties required or suggested and included with a materials list?
There is a complete timber list and there are callouts on the drawings for where screws are needed. The plan includes traditional timber frame joinery so no simpson ties are needed. You can find out more about the concrete to timber connections at https://timberframehq.com/construction-details/.
I am looking to build a 16×16 Timber Frame and my HOA is being very specific. Can you tell me the overall height and do you make any modifications for height if needed?
The plans come with all the different roof pitches so you should be able to find one that works within you HOA. What height are you after?
See below for the timber list.
In the timber list, we add some length to accommodate two things.
1- You can never end up with a rough timber that is too short for what you need.
2- More importantly though is the extra length allows you to more the final piece up or down on the timber so that you don’t end up with a knot or other defect where the joinery will be. Just makes it easier/more enjoyable to cut.
I’m interested in these plans. Would it be possible to know the post size? The exact dimension between post to post?
Post to post in either direction is 16’x16′ and it has a 24″ overhang all the way around. The posts are 8×8’s. Let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks Brice, really appreciate the info. Last question and I think Im going to pull the trigger on this. I’m have a 5:12 roof pitch and I’m look to match that or just a bit lower so it doesn’t look un-proportional to the house. Can you tell me if 5:12 or 4:12 is an option in the set and what the height is to the bottom of the tie beams as currently spec’d I may need to add a few feet to the posts to get my desired height.
Without adding length to the posts it is 7’9 to the bottom of the tie beam, easily adjusts to meet your needs. The plans do come with those roof pitches as options.
I am logging out some hemlock logs and was wondering about your thoughts on using this kind of wood for this, and some of the other, structure(s).
I think hemlock is a great type of wood to use. They have been using hemlock for timber frames for a long time.
Is there a way to modify the plans to make it 16w x 14L?
The plans at https://timberframehq.com/shop/14×16-timber-frame/ should meet your needs.
Can T. rex mounting plates be used? Very little knowledge on how to make those required cuts into the beams
You can certainly use the T-rex connectors with this plan. You will just need to omit the mortise and tenons.
Hi I like this plan , possible to get a 18 x 16 with a foot overhang on 16 ft dimension and Simpson connectors ?
We do not have the plan designed currently. You can, however, modify the plan at https://timberframehq.com/shop/18×24-foot-timber-frame-pavilion-plan/ to meet your needs.
They are that big because we do not know where the frame is going to be built we went with larger timbers in case there are any downloads that need to be dealt with. Where do you live?
I live in south Louisiana. Funny thing, it is snowing right now. This only happens once a decade.
You can certainly cut the sizes of the timbers down. Give us a call if you would like to discuss further, enjoy the snow!
Chris, please see Brice’s reply above (March 12, 2017 at 2:56 ) including his comments
Hi Katrina, I am obviously an idiot! I believe that I should have stated that I am looking for this plan in a 16′ X 18′ layout? Would there be such a plan available? Sorry for the error on the first request.
What carries the most weight? Is it the ties or the plates?
The tie beams carry more in this design.
does this plan come in 6×6 post option?
No it does not- you might want to request a custom design