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Opossum Creek Cabin – A Timber Frame Garage

Are you considering adding a timber frame garage? Do you dream of working from home? Now is your opportunity to do so, and “build up, not out” – at a scale that nests beautifully into any neighborhood or any lot. Create your office, studio, or workshop, and enjoy a convenient, private, and spacious one-bedroom home above in the Opossum Creek “Garage.”

Welcome colleagues and clients to your workspace, which is punctuated by the elegance of timber frame features, a covered deck area, and barn doors that open wide for airflow and light (or vehicles or oversized equipment, should you choose to use space as a garage).

You can welcome friends upstairs to your home. As they enter your home from the second-story deck, they will marvel at the open feel of the main living area. The space flows from a large U-shaped kitchen that opens into a dining area and great room, made more spacious by a cathedral ceiling and dormers. The single bedroom spans the width of the house and offers a cozy retreat at the end of your day.

Though the footprint is relatively small, potential storage spaces abound, thanks to thoughtful design and planning. Download the plans today and start your new combination of home and workspace. The plans include drawings, 3D renderings, and a timber list to ensure you get all the materials you need to cut and raise the frame of your new home.

  • Heated Square Feet – 1440 sqft
  • Covered Decks – 360 sqft
  • Total – 1800 sqft

Check out this plan in our shop: Opossum Creek Garage.

Opossum Creek Cabin frame

Opossum Creek Cabin plan

Whether you’re looking for smaller living quarters while building a larger house or as an in-law suite or rental, the timber frame Opossum Creek Cabin /Garage may be the answer. It packs all the essentials for an individual or couple into the upstairs while retaining a large garage downstairs. While it is efficiency, a wall may be put up to separate the bedroom from the other living space.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can  you modify this plan for me?

Yes, we can modify our plans to the size you need on a custom basis. For more information on the services that we offer and how the process works check out the page HERE

 If that is something that would interest you, fill out the  brief questionnaire HERE or click Get Started Today on the main Design Page from above.  

As soon as we get your information and give it a quick review we’ll contact you to schedule a phone meeting.  Please allow a few days for our team to respond.

Before our discussion, we urge you to buy the set of plans that most resembles the alteration that you seek. This will allow you to study the plans thoroughly, think through any other changes or design aspects that you want.

Are your plans engineered?

The plans we offer on our website are not stamped by an engineer. People build our frames all over the country, and in each location, there are different requirements.  Timber species, design loads and values needed are just some of the factors engineers need to take into account in each case.  

We do offer engineering services as an add-on to our standard plans. If this is something you are interested in, head HERE and fill out the brief questionnaire.  Armed with that information, we can get our heads into your project before we speak.  That way we are best prepared to answer all of your questions.

As soon as we get your information and give it a quick review we’ll contact you to schedule a meeting.

Do you offer the whole kit?

Yes we do! Just fill out the form HERE and will will be in touch soon with more information and pricing.

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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.

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19 thoughts on “Opossum Creek Cabin – A Timber Frame Garage”

  1. Brice,
    My sawmill can cut 16ft 6in would i need any timbers longer than this to build the opossum creek?

    Thanks David
    Cassatt SC.

  2. Yes, the plan has all the timbers pulled out, into individual drawings and dimensioned. There are 13 sheets in this drawing, they are sized for 24×36 sheets. You can get them printed at a local printer or office supply store.

  3. I was wonder the heights for the garage and the upstairs. I’m hoping the garage is at least 12feet tall.

  4. The garage downstairs is 10′ but, would be easy to add 2′ to the wall height the up. From the upstairs subfloor to the peak of the roof is just over 13′

  5. Hi Brice,
    How difficult would it be to turn the shed roof into a deck? My thought is to access the 2nd floor deck via a door through the living room.



  6. It can be turned into a deck. The key is to waterproof it correctly. I would look to some of the commercial flat roof systems.

  7. Could the downstairs be converted into living space with a kitchen with future use as a garage. Would also mean filling in garage door due to insulation/aesthetics.

  8. Yes, you can modify the downstairs to fit your needs, adding doors and windows for more light and options.

  9. Joan Austin-Mauldin

    What is the total height at the peak of the roof and wall height please? Our city code uses a “midpoint” of the roof pitch from the wall height to the peak for what they allow as a maximum height. Thank you!

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