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30×24 Heavy Timber Cabin with Loft

Do you have a need for a cabin with room to spare? This 30×24 heavy timber cabin with loft might be just the ticket! A beautiful and functional queen post truss frame with an attached shed roof creates a frame with lots of interest- and space! There are plenty of options to add windows, both high and low, for some great natural lighting. The main level boasts about 667 square feet. The plans are drawn with a loft in half of the queen post area, giving you an additional 190 square feet. But if you choose, you can floor in the entire vaulted area for a grand total of approximately 1050 square feet! This could be a charming cabin in the woods, or a combination shop/tiny house.

The actual footprint of these plans is 28′-11 3/4″ x  22′- 11 3/4″. The 47-sheet instant-download pdf plans include renderings, plan, elevation and sectional drawings,  and timber and fastener lists. We also provide detailed drawings show each cut on every timber, so there is no guesswork involved. The plans are formatted to 8 1/2″ x 11″, for easy printing from home or your neighborhood copy shop.

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15 thoughts on “30×24 Heavy Timber Cabin with Loft”

    1. No, it is not specifically there to cover any loads, just my preferred way to handle the joinery where two posts meet. In the drawings, each timber is housed a little into the posts. With that housing and given the width of the post, the tenons are very short. Hence the spine joint.

    1. Katrina Williams

      Dylan, the height to the top of the ridge is 21″-0 7/8″. The pitch is 10:12. You’d have to lower it quite a bit to come down to 18′. You might be better off to shorten the posts.

    1. Matthew Stevens

      Yes, the bays can be lengthened depending on your location and roof loads but you can also add a third bay. Are you wanting us to do that on a custom basis?

  1. Can you provide a timber order list (quantity, dimension, and length) for this plan so I can start gathering material. I will be milling the timbers with a portable band saw mill and it would be helpful to know what size beams and posts to mill for this plan?

    1. Thank you so much for the response. The materials list you have provided will allow me to focus on the the bigger timber pieces such as the 16-foot posts, the 18-foot tie beams, and the 14-foot plates/ridge and shed roof head.

      Gregory Bennett

  2. Nicole M Pelletier

    I don’t believe this would be an issue but I’m asking just in case – Would the structure be compromised at all if we modified the frame to have a 12 pitch roof? Thank you.

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