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24×36 Timber Frame Barn Home Plan

Is it a barn or is it a barn home? The choice is yours with this versatile 24×36 timber frame barn home plan!  Three bays on two levels create a total of 1,728 square feet to shape into whatever suits your needs. Add windows and doors to correspond to the rooms you create, or you could even add dormers to bring in extra light to the second floor space.  The second level ceiling soars to almost fifteen feet above the floor, creating a dramatic, spacious interior. Or if you choose, you can floor in all or part of the area above the upper bent girth for a storage attic.  The first level could become more living space, or a workshop or garage – or a bit of both! If you have a sloping lot, you could even modify the plans to create a walkout basement with the first level.

We have designed the frame so you can have a 4x walls mounted to the exterior of the frame and keep your foundation at a true 24×36 making the construction process easier and more efficient.  

The plan set includes 4 pages of 2D and 3D drawings and 33 pages of piece drawings, showing every cut to be made on every timber.  There is also a timber list to make it easy to acquire your lumber, and a production list itemizing each member of the frame, and tying each item into the piece drawings. The drawings are formatted in PDf so you download them instantly once you make your purchase. And they are sized to print on 24’x36” paper, so you can print them at a local office supply store and see everything clearly.

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Timber Frame HQ provides plans for construction purposes but does not oversee the construction. The plan purchaser is responsible for assuring the plan meets local codes and regulations. It is the responsibility of the plan purchaser to obtain any and all structural analysis, engineering, and specifications that may be required in the municipality in which it is to be built. Plan purchaser is to verify all lot conditions and measurements before construction. Purchaser is responsible for additional expenses incurred in order to meet local code and engineering requirements.

Customer understands that the following conditions in your specific area may require additional engineering:

  1. Wind / hurricane / tornado
  2. Seismic / earthquake
  3. Heavy snow
  4. Flood potential
  5. Soil instability
  6. Timber Frame Engineering

Customer understands that HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical will not be included in all plans.Purchaser agrees that the use of the plan is for the construction of one house

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37 thoughts on “24×36 Timber Frame Barn Home Plan”

  1. Aaron T Davis

    Where do I find the lumber for this I’m use to seeing 4×4 4×6 but is this bigger and are the plans engender plans

    1. Katrina Williams

      The posts are 8×8, the girts, purlins and plates are 8×10, then joists and rafters are 6×8 and the knee braces are 4×6

  2. Does this plan include a cut list for first floor joists so it can be built for a crawl space foundation?

    1. No, it does not have the first-floor framing plan. If you purchase this plan we can send you another one that has a floor system, it is not this large but you will have the basic dimensions and joinery details for it.

      1. What is the best way to include lean-tos on both sides? Is there a way to tie it into the original structure, or would you just recommend adding your Timber Frame Shed Roof Plan (SKU: 4923)? Does the Timber Frame She’d Roof Plan include such a detail? Thanks!

        1. Matthew Stevens

          The Timber Frame Shed Plan will great with this plan and is one of the reasons we have it on the site. You can tie it into the 24×36, let us know if you have any questions along the way.

  3. What is the height from the ground floor to the top of the second floor joist? What is the overall length of a corner post?

    1. Katrina Williams

      Eric, the dimension from ground floor to top of second floor joist is 9′-3″. The corner posts are 16′-0″. Hope that helps!

      1. Thank you Katrina. This plan almost looked too good to be true, but with those dimensions you gave, this place must be a real gem when it is done! Have any customers sent back finished photos?

  4. Hi folks, would like to increase gable and eave overhang to 48″. Would this require a re-design, or just an increase in rafter size?

    Also, do you have a ball-park total board footage so I can quote with sawyer?

  5. Hiya,

    I’ve just downloaded your sample pergola plans, although I’m looking to build your barn plans.
    Am I correct in thinking your plans are drawn for mill rule?

    I’m using home sawn timber from my rather basic woodmizer. I have built the cabin frame described in Will Beemers “learn to timber frame” book, and found that the leeway in square rule was necessary for my less than perfect timber.

    Is it possible to convert plans from mill rule to square rule by increasing the beam size by half an inch, and cutting a half inch check for joints on non-reference faces?

    Best regards
    Clive

    1. Clive, it depends on the plan and a couple of other factors. Most of the plan used actual size wood vs nominal, meaning they are designed for 7.5″ instead of 8″. So if you cut the timbers to the actual size on the plans things will be much easier for you. If you need to add housing to use square rule, yes you would need to adjust the top of post or beam to make up for the beam sizing. I would recommend getting a set of plans for studying them and let’s figure out the best way to move forward.

  6. Would like to build the 24×36 barn on a sloping hill with first floor as a concrete walk out cellar. Would these plans be suitable for this ?

  7. The questions are amazing! Does anyone actually read the detailed information and instructions provided by this site before asking? If you want engineer drafted documents you pay for engineer drafted documents.

    Your truly, future plan purchaser.

    JM

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