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24×24 Timber Frame King Post Pavilion

Are you looking for a clean and simple, slightly larger pavilion plan? This 24×24 timber frame king post pavilion boasts 576 square feet. That makes it a perfect size to become a generous garage with storage options, or a sweet guest house or roomy workshop.

You will be proud of creating this pavilion with traditional timber frame mortise and tenon joinery – there are even scarf joints to cut, and show off, for the beams and plates. The plans are drawn with a standard roof pitch of 6 in 12; however, we include pitch options from 3 in 12 all the way up to 12 in 12 so you can customize the look to suit your style!

At the standard pitch, the ridge stands at over 16 feet high, which makes for a nice volume ceiling. And the roof of this pavilion has generous two-foot overhangs for extra protection from the elements.

The 33-sheet set of plans includes 3 dimensional renderings,  and plan, elevation and sectional drawings. We include detailed drawings showing each cut on every timber so there is no guesswork involved.  There is also a timber list and fastener schedule to make purchasing your materials easier. Since the plan set is formatted to 8/12” x 11”, you can easily print it  from home or your neighborhood print shop.


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17 thoughts on “24×24 Timber Frame King Post Pavilion”

  1. greetings, I’m interested in the 24×24. for it to fit my applications I need 9ft ceiling at the cross timbers and a 12 ft opening at one end??

    1. Katrina Williams

      Hi Scott- Thanks for the question! You can an adjust the roof pitch to suit the height you are after- the plans come with pitch options from 3:12 to 12:12. And you can easily adjust the post length
      to adjust the height of the crossbeam.

    1. The 24×24 is outside of post to outside of the post, with the overhang it is 28×28. Do you need a 22×22, we have a design that is almost completed that will work, zap us an email at [email protected] for more info on it.

  2. Will the frame support cedar roof slats on the exterior and then either a metal roof or composite shingles. In laymans terms when I am under it I only want to see cedar lining and no roof or plywood.

  3. Is this set of plans designed to use 4×4 posts? If I use 8×8 and 4×12 across the ends can I avoid having to use 1 post in the middle of one end and avoid using 2 posts in the middle of the other end? Or can i at least avoid having 2 posts at one of the ends and just have 1 at each end?

    1. Katrina Williams

      Eric, it is 8′-5 3/8″ to the top of the tie beam, and 16′-0 1/2″ to the top of the ridge

  4. Why is the middle bent, scarf joint offset from the front, supported king post? Seems like it would be better aligned so that scarf joint (and associated post) were in the center of the bent. That way if this structure were to be used as a car port, one would achieve two full depth bays for vehicles. Also how would one protect the post bottoms from rain splash and termites?

    1. You can move that post to the center and repeat one of the end bent configurations. I include three versions of how you can handle it to give you complete flexibility.

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