This unusual 26×30 dual slope timber frame is named for the two different pitches in its roof. The higher pitch over the loft allows for more headroom and makes that space usable for sleeping, office space, or storage. One plane of the roof is almost a 9:12 pitch, while the other is a bit under 4:12.
This 26×30 dual slope timber frame is built to last with its 8x timbers! Note that the actual footprint is 25’-8 ½” x 29’-5”. It’s designed to have the 10’ bays be a covered porch. That would leave 461 square feet of enclosed space and 231 square feet in the loft. That porch would be a sweet place to relax after a day’s work, but you could choose to enclose the whole thing. If you did that, you’d have 1000 square feet. That could make a sweet guest house or cabin in the woods. You’d still have generous two-foot overhangs to protect from rain and sun.
You will be proud of a job well done once you complete this frame. There are a lot of timber framing skills to show off, like the spline joints and scarf joints.
This plan set is formatted to be printed on 24×36 paper, so it’s large enough to make out all the details. Once you make your purchase, you have access to the instantly-downloadable pdf. The 10-page drawing set includes 3D isometric renderings and an exploded view of the frame to see how all the timbers relate. It has all the information you need to make this a successful project. The drawings include a fully dimensioned plan, elevation and section drawings, and detailed drawings showing the joinery. We also include timber, peg, and fastener lists so you can easily budget for your materials.
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What are the dimensions for the main part of the shed? What is the eave height and could you add a porch to the front?
1st floor: kitchen, living
2nd floor: bedroom, deck