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12×16 Saltbox Plan


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If you want to build a true timber frame structure while using easily-acquired lumber, check out this 12x16 Saltbox Plan!  It uses 4x and 6x material, so it’s also pretty economical to build!  In true saltbox fashion, this frame has an asymmetrical roof.  This makes one top plate stand higher than the other and gives you lots of opportunity to install cladding and windows to suit your purposes.  The common truss design simplifies your work and creates a clean frame.

  • 4x6 braces and common rafters
  • 6x6 posts and principle rafters
  • 6x10 girts, ridges and top plates
  • 1,084 board feet of timber
  • Plan measures 12x16 from outside to outside of the posts, 2 foot overhangs on plate ends
  • 8’-2” to top of girt; 16’-3” to top of rafters; 7’-4” between top of girt and top of ridge
  • 10:12 roof pitch

When you purchase this plan you will receive instant-download links to a wealth of information!

  • The construction plan set contains 10 pages with 3D drawings, including labels that correspond to the piece drawings. There are post and roof plans, and transverse and longitudinal sections so you can see everything you need. 
  • The 16-page piece drawing set shows you every cut you will make on each timber, and the labels match up to the 3D drawings so you can see where everything fits into the frame.
  • We also give you timber and connector lists to make your material shopping easier.
12x16 Saltbox (01084) Interactive 3D Model
12x16 Saltbox (00823) - Plan Overview
12x16 Saltbox (00823) - Piece Overview

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  • 12’ wide by 16’ long outside of post to outside of post
  • 2’ overhangs on all rafter end sides, 1’ overhang on gable end sides
  • Height to Top of Plates 9’-4” and 12’-6”
  • Height to Peak of Roof  16’-3”  with 10:12 Roof Pitch


  • Posts –6×6
  • Girts  – 6×10
  • Ridge –6×12
  • Rafters – 6×6, 4×6
  • Plates – 6×10
  • Braces – 4×6


  • 28 pages total
  • Construction Drawings – 10 pages (11×17)
  • Detailed Piece Drawings – 16pages (11×17)
  • Materials Lists – 2 pages (8.5×11)

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