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24×36 King Post Truss Outbuilding

24x36 King Post Truss Pavilion

This 24×36 king post truss outbuilding has so much to offer!  The super-strong roof structure means there is no need for a center post. That creates 864 square feet of clear-span floor space that you can divide up however it suits you!  The size accommodates many possibilities: use it for an open carport or enclosed garage with storage, or create a tranquil retreat somewhere in the woods.  

This 24×36 king post truss outbuilding packs a lot of style and character into the space. There are beautiful through tenons in the king post joinery that you will be happy to admire for years to come. The construction is very sturdy with 8×10 posts, plates and ridges, and  8×8 purlins.  The 9-in-12 roof pitch and the generous height of the top plates make for a high-volume space.  The complex roof system consists of principal rafters and common rafters over purlins, with embellished rafter tails that add great detail.

This plan set is formatted to print out at 11”x17” to make it easy to see the details. You will receive a  link to download the pdf the instant you purchase. Send the pdf to your neighborhood copy shop for printing.  The plan set is 28 pages and includes 3D axonometric drawings of the frame, assembled and exploded. Every timber is labeled on the exploded drawings, and those labels match up to the dimensioned piece drawings of each timber, so there is no guesswork involved in cutting the frame. We also include a timber list to make shopping for your materials easier.

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20 thoughts on “24×36 King Post Truss Outbuilding”

  1. Good Morning,

    Can you please tell me if you have plans for a 24 x 20 Pavillion? I do not want a center post since it will be looking over a pool and do not want to obscure my view of the country.

    Thank you,

  2. Good afternoon. I do not have the ability to mill a full 24′ beam. Would this design work if I joined 2 shorter beams with a scarf joint just under the king post allowing the king post tenon to hold the scarf joint together? Thanks so much in advance.

  3. Hi Matt,

    The bottom chord member in this structure is under a great deal of tension. As a general principle, a member, no matter where in the frame, that is restraining a tensile load should not have a scarf joint in it. It should be continuous. However, is it possible? Probably, but it would require a proper metal bit connection to withstand those forces. What those metal bits are depends on the timber species and the site driven live loads that the frame will be subjected to. In short, to do so, calculations would need to be performed and a site/ frame specific detail would need to be documented.

    Thanks. Good question.

  4. Trevor D Bonilla

    I am interested in the 24X36 King Post Truss Outbuilding plan but I have a couple of questions before I make the purchase. I live in central Massachusetts and will need an engineering Stamp confirming that this carport can handle our snow load. Also, with lumber prices the way they are, I would like an idea on what people are paying to have this built.

  5. Katrina Williams

    Trevor, Most of our plans are rated for 40 psf but that depends on other factors like seismic areas, wind load, wind exposure, timber species and more. We do offer engineering services as an add-on to our standard plans. If this is something you are interested in, head over to https://timberframehq.com/custom-design/questionnaire/ and fill out the brief questionnaire. Armed with that information, we can get our heads into your project before we speak. That way we are best prepared to answer all of your questions.

    We will send you a timber list so you can get pricing on the timbers

  6. 1. Using the 36 dimension as the width, can this be used as a 3-car carport?
    2. Does the plan allow for a gravel surface instead of a pad?
    Thank you and kind regards,

  7. Katrina Williams

    The dimensions would make a fine carport. There are so many different ways to handle foundations that it is difficult to include a foundation drawing for all the frames on the site. We have completed many foundation details, you can find them at https://timberframehq.com/construction-details/masonryconcrete-to-timber/. You should be able to find one that works for you there. If your posts are secured properly, a gravel surface would be fine.

  8. Katrina Williams

    Dwayne, that is possible through our custom design department. You can find out more about those services here.

  9. We like the 24 by 36 plan but can you modify it for a fireplace on one of the 24′ walls?

  10. May I have a material list for the 24×36 King Post Truss Outbuilding? I am discussing this project with a client and we are trying to get a close estimate on the total project.

  11. Katrina Williams

    We do not give out timber lists before purchase; keep in mind your purchase is refundable within 30 days. So you can study the list and get a refund if it doesn’t suit you. We can tell you that this plan utilizes 5291 board feet of timbers. Please have your client buy the plans as they are not available to commercial entities.

  12. Good morning! I’m interested in the king post design or the heavy timber workshop plans for my workshop. I would be building a 24′ x 24′ structure because of my lot limitations. Hemlock is readily available in my area. Would that be a good building material? Also, I would need help in determining the roof pitch for my area zip. Thanks.

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