This 16×20 post and beam cabin has an additional 8′ deep porch, for a total of 480 square feet.
One door is a large 6′ wide door on the gable end. The second door is on the side eave wall
for people to access the porch. The main roof pitch is 12/12.
The plan set shows all the timbers you’ll need to use if you wish to use 2″ planks for the first
floor deck and roof.
The plan set is set up to be 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. The set has all the information you need to lay out and cut the joints necessary to construct this cabin.
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
- These timbers are 8×8’s and rafters are 4×7. The girts are 4×4 and the floor joists are 4×6.
- There are bent views with dimensions.
- There are wall views with dimensions.
- There are 3d views of the frame to help with visualization.
There are many drawings such as, roof plan, brace detail, collar beam detail, eave detail, floor
joist detail, post tenon detail, ridge detail, and tie beam tenon detail.
There are single stick drawings for each long sill, each cross sill, the tying joist, and a regular
There are single stick drawings for each post in each bent, and each tie beam in each bent, one
for the long brace, and one for the short brace, each plate, one for the rafters with the tongue
tenon, one for the rafters with the fork pocket, and one for the collar beam. One page has all the
long girts and the short girts as well as the small door header timber. One page has the gable end
door posts, the side wall door post, the porch wall, and the porch rafter which makes it a
complete set for every timber in the frame.
This frame is customizable to your own needs. You can make the door narrower if you choose
by moving the mortises in the tie beam and sill. You can make the large gable end doors hinged
and not an external slider if you wish. You could add more doors if you want.
You could make the frame taller by making the post longer. And you can enclose it with vertical
siding or horizontal siding if you add blocking.
You should purchase this plan set to help you construct a timber frame cabin.
Imagine how great it will be to have your own timber frame cabin. See yourself showing off your
skills by learning how to cut timber framing joints.
The 49-page plan set is formatted for instant download, in 8 1/2″ x 11″ size for easy production from your home printer.
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