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24×36 Saltbox Cabin

24x36 Saltbox Cabin
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Would you like to build a versatile cabin with a rich historical tradition?  This 24x36 Saltbox is typical of the style commonly found in New England. It has the characteristic one-story rear and two-story front of the saltbox style.  You can create lots of storage areas in the lower-ceiling part of the second floor.   You can add windows on the two-story face, and plenty of areas on the first floor walls. You’ll be proud to display your joinery skills with the plentiful scarf, spline and mortise & tenon joints!

The dimensions of this plan are 23’x35’ from outside to outside of the posts. This allows you to enclose the frame with 6" walls, and maintain a foundation dimension of 24'x36'.  There are 864 square feet on the first floor of this  24x36 Saltbox, and about  576 square  feet in the  second floor habitable space.  The ceiling height is 8’-5” for the ground floor, and 8’ in the greater part of the loft.  The design creates a ridge height of 22’-11 15/16”. The lower plate stands at 10’-5 15/16”, while the higher plate is at 15’-5 15/16”. The roof pitches are 8:12.

As soon as you purchase these plans you will receive links to download the pdfs. The plan sets are formatted to print at 11”x17”, but you can print a study set on letter size paper from your home printer. We give you all the information you need to successfully complete this project. The construction set has 12 pages with three dimensional drawings so you can picture the finished product. We include production drawings, both exploded and assembled, with the timbers labeled corresponding  to the piece drawings.  We even include a 5-page architectural set configured as a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2  bath home with kitchen and dining!   If you choose to add the optional porch, we include the plans for the 10x10 king post truss frame as well.


We include post, loft and rafter plans, and both longitudinal and transverse sections. There are plenty of detail drawings to explain the finer points. The 39-page piece drawing set shows you every cut on each timber, fully dimensioned, and with each timber labeled to match the production drawings. We also provide you with timber, connector and parts lists, so you can easily purchase your materials.

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24x36 Saltbox Plan (44580) Interactive 3D Model
24x36 Saltbox Plan (44580) - Plan Overview
24x36 Saltbox Plan (44580) - Piece Overview

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