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24×36 Barn Home Plan

24x36 Timber Frame Barn House Plan Axonometric

If you are looking for a sturdy structure that will stand the test of time, this 24×36 barn home may be just what you have been searching for! Constructed from 8×8  posts, beams and rafters, and 6×8 joists, girts and purlins, and that means the sizable timbers give the structure enormous strength. 

The first floor of this 24×36 barn home has 864 square feet, which includes an area about 24×12 feet that is open to the second floor ceiling. All that volume of space would make for an excellent, roomy-feeling great room.  The second floor has 3 food high knee walls, which gives the upstairs rooms plenty of ceiling height as well. A thoughtfully-placed stair well opening provides excellent circulation on the second floor. Both floors together give you a bit over 1500 square feet of living space.

The roof pitch is 10/12 which gives this 24×36 barn home lots of stature.  You could have a lovely window wall in the living area, since  that wall rises up over 11 feet to the eave purlin. That’s a lot of height to fill with natural light streaming in! The king post trusses on the gable ends means there’s plenty of room for windows there, as well. 

We provide lots of information to help you make this project a success. The 12-page construction plan set  shows in detail how the frame is put together.   There are  3D axonometric drawings showing the frame from several different angles, so that you can understand how it all works. We give you an exploded view of the frame showing how the parts relate to each other. Then there are the dimensioned plan, section and elevation drawings.  The piece drawing set contains 38 pages showing each cut on every timber, fully dimensioned and with 3D transparent drawings which help you understand the cuts. Along with the drawing sets we give you peg, fastener and timber lists to make your budgeting and material procurement manageable.

When you buy these plans you will receive a link to download the plan pdfs. They are formatted to print on 11×17  paper. You can print them on letter-size paper for study purposes, but when it comes time to build the frame, we strongly recommend having the plans printed full size on 11×17.

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24x36 Timber Frame Barn House Plan Overview

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19 thoughts on “24×36 Barn Home Plan”

  1. Hi there. What kind of roofing materials this barn is engineered for: steel sheets, shinglas, ceramic tiles?

  2. When you say “materials only” in response to costs, are you estimating the cost of the timbers only, or including an estimate for sheeting and insulation to get the structure enclosed?

  3. Katrina Williams

    There is no one answer for this.The roof loads will vary depending on location, so ceramic tiles in the SC will be ok but not in the NE and it will depend greatly on the timbers used.

  4. Can I add 1 more section to the gable end to make this a 24x 48 foot print? Also would like to put this on a full basement.

  5. You can easily increase the size of this by adding another bent. Putting this on a full basement will work great, just remember that you will have the points loads that may need to be reinforced more.

  6. The joinery for the bents looks very sturdy as stated in the description but I (with a relatively untrained eye) cant identify the joinery strongly holding each bent to one another. Is the strength holding the bents to one another from the fasteners in the purlins? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of wood left on those posts after the bent joinery. Thank you.

  7. Hello,
    I do not see the pricing for this 24×26 Barn Home Plan on the kits page (as suggested in an earlier response). Could you provide the kit pricing for the 24 x 36 with Eastern White pine timbers.
    Also, it is hard to tell from the image put are the purlins secured to the rafters with traditional pins/pegs? They appear to not be pinned. Likewise, the purlins do not appear to be pinned where they enter the posts. Is this the case with these structural elements or is this an artifact of the image? Thanks,

  8. Katrina Williams

    The rafters and purlins are housed and screwed with TBS screws down from the top. As far as pricing goes you need to submit the kit form, it’s final price is going to be determined by species of wood and your location.

  9. I already have a 24×50 slab. Can I have it changed for one end [Bay] to be 14 feet and locate a 10 foot wide door in the center? Would putting the door in the middle affect the structural integrity?

  10. Benford Hughey Jr

    I meant to say,, for an additional 14 foot bay to be added to make a total of 50 feet, and with a 10 foot door in the middle of that same end.

  11. Wondering about the tallest vertical post. Would that require milling a 20 something foot long timber? Can you use two pieces? Wondering if my mill has what it takes.

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