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Opossum Creek Cabin – A Timber Frame Garage

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

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

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17 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.

    1. 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.

  2. 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.



    1. 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.

  3. 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.

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