16×16 Timber Frame Plan

16x16 Timber Frame Plan16x16 Pavilion Plan 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 pdf plans contain 21 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 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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32 Responses to 16×16 Timber Frame Plan

  1. Darren July 29, 2015 at 7:15 pm #

    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?

    • Brice Cochran July 30, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

      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.

  2. richard March 30, 2016 at 1:05 am #

    Hi Brice

    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

    • Brice Cochran March 31, 2016 at 12:14 am #

      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.

  3. James April 21, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

    Can you make the plans for lap joints rather than mortise and tenon?

    • Brice Cochran April 25, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

      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.

  4. Nic April 24, 2016 at 4:25 am #

    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?

    • Brice Cochran April 25, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

      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.

  5. Royce Piscitello July 23, 2016 at 9:14 am #

    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?

    • Brice Cochran July 23, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

      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.

  6. Jon October 2, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

    Do your plans come with a complete materials list? Are Simpson type ties required or suggested and included with a materials list?

    • Brice Cochran October 3, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

      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/.

      • Kevin February 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

        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?

        • Brice Cochran February 12, 2017 at 9:38 am #

          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?

  7. Tom March 11, 2017 at 10:09 am #

    How many BF are in this plan? so i can get a ballpark price on different materials before i buy the plans. ( i see that you posted a material list for the 19×22 frame). i’m comparing my options. Thanks,

    • Brice Cochran March 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

      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.

  8. Jeffrey Taylor March 12, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

    I’m interested in these plans. Would it be possible to know the post size? The exact dimension between post to post?

    • Brice Cochran March 13, 2017 at 8:44 am #

      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.

  9. Jeffrey Taylor March 13, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

    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.

    • Brice Cochran March 14, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      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.

  10. Ben Weiss March 27, 2017 at 6:06 am #

    Hey Brice,

    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).



    • Brice Cochran March 27, 2017 at 8:41 am #

      I think hemlock is a great type of wood to use. They have been using hemlock for timber frames for a long time.

  11. A smith August 13, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    Is there a way to modify the plans to make it 16w x 14L?

  12. Art Arsenault August 27, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Can T. rex mounting plates be used? Very little knowledge on how to make those required cuts into the beams

    • Brice Cochran August 27, 2017 at 9:18 am #

      You can certainly use the T-rex connectors with this plan. You will just need to omit the mortise and tenons.

  13. Dennis Schlichter November 15, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi I like this plan , possible to get a 18 x 16 with a foot overhang on 16 ft dimension and Simpson connectors ?

  14. Lauren December 3, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

    I am interested in the 16×16 plan. I saw the timber schedule in your comments and wanted to make sure I’m reading it correctly. Are the ties and plates really 8x12s? and 4×10 rafters sound awfully heavy. I am just worried about all of that weight being held up by 4 8×8 posts. Also, with lumber this heavy, it would be much larger than a 2 man project. Please advise.

    • Brice Cochran December 7, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

      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?

  15. Lauren December 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    I live in south Louisiana. Funny thing, it is snowing right now. This only happens once a decade.

    • Brice Cochran December 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

      You can certainly cut the sizes of the timbers down. Give us a call if you would like to discuss further, enjoy the snow!

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