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12×12 Timber Frame


This 12’ x 12’ timber frame is a versatile plan that’s perfect to add an outbuilding or porch to your property. This flexible design can be adapted to use as a pergola on your deck or patio. It’s also a perfect start for creating a small workshop, and the design is adaptable to add much-needed storage for yard tools and equipment. This simple design is easy enough for a beginner and a satisfying DIY project for your or your entire family.

The 23 pages included in this package are formatted in instantly downloadable PDF, so you can print them out in standard 8.5”x11” sheets. The packet consists of dimensioned blueprints, material list and 3-D renderings of joinery. There are also elevations and sectional drawings for specific details and information.

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Important Information:

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.

When you purchase a set of plans, you are purchasing a limited copyright license for a design giving you the right to build that structure one time at your location. Your copyright license was granted when you paid the purchase fee. You do not have the right to build the design a second time unless you have a signed agreement with Timber Frame HQ. Please note that copyright law protects “derivative works” the same as it protects the original design. That means that making some changes doesn’t make it a new design. We do not allow modifications of our designs by others, without permission. Your copyright license does not allow another professional to represent our design work as their own.

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