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24×36 Sugar Shack Post and Beam Barn

Sugar Shack Barn

Sugar shacks have traditionally been found in Eastern Canada and Northern New England, where maple syrup is made by boiling down the sugar maple sap.  The distinctive cupola was actually functional to allow steam to escape.  Now you can create your own piece of history by cutting and raising this 24x36 post and beam sugar shack! You can use it for making your own maple syrup, or create a workshop, guest house or adorable tiny home!

The king post trusses and traditional joinery give this 24x36 sugar shack a lot of charm. There are pegged mortise and tenon joints along with scarf and spline joints. You can add windows or small doors to the cupola to add plenty of ventilation and light.

The dimensions from outside of the posts are 34’ - 1 ¾” x 22’ - 11 3/4”, which gives you 784 square feet under roof.  The overhangs are 1’-6”on the gable ends, 2’-6”on the rafter ends.

The 8:12 pitch roof starting out from over 12’ plates gives you plenty of ceiling height - the top of the cupola stands at 25’-0 7/16” a.f.f.!

You will receive links to download the plan in pdf format as soon as you make your purchase..  The construction set contains 11 pages chock full of all the information you need. There are 3-D drawings so you can envision the finished product. We even include an exploded 3-D so you can see how all the pieces work together. There are several sections with plenty of notes, and detail drawings explaining the finer points. The piece drawing set has 30 pages showing every cut on each timber, fully dimensioned.   And we provide you with timber and connector lists to make it easier to purchase your materials.

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24x36 Sugar Shack Plan (43609) - Plan Overview
24x36 Sugar Shack Plan (43609) Piece Overview

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2 thoughts on “24×36 Sugar Shack Post and Beam Barn”

    1. It can come in kit form as well. Head to timberframehq.com/kits to learn for and when you are ready fill out the brief questionnaire so we can learn enough to give you an estimate for the complete kit.

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