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45 thoughts on “30×24 Heavy Timber Cabin with Loft”
Is it possible to have a shed roof style garage on the left side added?
Yes, but I think you will find it easy to make the modification during the cutting of the frame. Reach out to me at [email protected] for more information.
Is the spline joint a requirement to meet loads? Or can one just do a normal mortise and tenon like what’s on the end of the tmber going into the post?
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.
What is the height of this structure? Can the roof pitch be changed to have a height of 18 feet?
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.
Can the bays be lengthened from 12 feet to 16 feet or can a third bay be added?
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?
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?
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.
Hello, I really like this plan except for no overhang. if I extend the top plates out two feet, would that work? thanks, Paul
That will work great. You may also need to lower the plates a little to allow for a larger birdsmouth. Let us know if you need help along the way.
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.
No it will actually make it a bit stronger.
are there any pictures of this after being built?
Very interested to see.
No, Matt, at this point we don’t have any photographs- we will post them if we receive any.
We will be happy to post pictures when we’re done next year! (Again, likely doing a 12-pitch.)
Can’t wait to see them! You may even want to submit them to our Raisings series
Hi, just wanted to check before I purchase these plans – I am planning to put a green roof on top. Will this frame be able to support the additional weight?
You would be best off getting an engineer to approve that. We can offer engineering services through our Custom Design program.
24′ go front to back or side to side?
The actual footprint of these plans is 28′-11 3/4″ x 22′- 11 3/4″. The 22′- 11 3/4″ is along the ridge.
How wide would this be if I added another shed roof on the other side?
I have a couple of questions on this timber frame.
1. Can this plan be built without the ridge beam?
2. Can the 8 by 12 tie beams be replaced with 8 by 8’s ?
Stephanie, changes like those would need to be studied by an engineer. We do offer engineering services here
I’d love to see any progress pictures you’ve made. Hoping to use these plans to build a little cottage.
How does the Timber list compare to the 24×30 non-heavy timber cabin build? Also how does the height of the loft floor to the beam above as you enter the loft compare between the two builds? Thanks!
The 30×24 Timber Frame Cabin (25634) uses 4597.3 board feet. It measures 7′-8 1/4″ from the top of the floor joists to the bottom of the tie beam (at the edge of the loft).The 24×30 Timber Frame Cabin (40899) uses 5984 board feet and it measures 8′-9″ from the top of the tie beam (joists go on top of that) to the top of the bent girt.
Hello.. so that main gabled structure is 18’x24’ with a 10’ x 24’ shed? And 21’ tall (at peak) with a 8:12 pitch? And does the shed roof go to 11’ at its highest point?
The main gabled structure is actually 16′-11 3/4″ x 22′-11 2/3″. The shed is 12’x 22′-11 2/4″. The shed roof area is 11 feet tall. The main gable pitch is 10:12.
sorry it was supposed to say if i purchased these plans would i be allowed to add another bay making it a 30 x 36
You could certainly add another bay
You have it at 30×24 and 36×24.
Which is right?
It is 30×24, will check the post and make the correction!
Do you happen to have any photos yet?
Do you have a suggested floor plan for this?
At this point we do not. Our goal is to develop suggested layouts for many of our plans.
Sorry, we do not at this point.
I am interested in a custom frame of larger dimensions with two or three sheds. Are there people who can erected these frames that you can recommend. ??
Depending on your location, we might be able to recommend folks. Please email us at [email protected]. Have you seen our custom design page?
Would it be possible to replace the queen posts on the middle bent with a single king post? I am working on a floor plan for this frame that would be really nice with only one central post.
More than likely, but you had best confirm that with our custom design department. You can ask them through this form.
I’m sure I’m missing something but I can only find 12 knee braces on the drawings but the material list and page 42 of the plans show 14. Is 14 knee braces correct?
Plans do show 12. The timber List is wrong. We included 2 more braces for the optional side porch.