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12×16 Post and Beam Cabin


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This 12×16 post and beam cabin sports a  12/12 roof pitch. There are two doors:  a large 6′ door on the gable end for equipment access, and a 3′ walk door on the side. The post  timbers are 8×8’s,  and the rafters and floor joists are 4×6. The girts  are  are 4×4 lumber.

This frame completely customizable to your needs. You can easily change the door sizes and locations, or add windows. Make the posts taller for more headroom. All you need to do is add some blocking and you can enclose the frame with vertical or horizontal siding.

Where each timber is shown on a page, it is shown with all four sides and both ends so that you can see all the locations of all the joints and housings. All necessary dimensions have been shown for each joint.

The plans are formatted in 8 1/2″ x 11″PDF for instant download, and easily printed from your home. The set includes a timber schedule with the actual sizes and quantities of the lumber you will need. The plans include many drawings to help you visualize the project: there are dimensioned bent and wall views. and three dimensional drawings.

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