A cruck timber frame is quite possibly the most beautiful and artistic of all the styles of frames. Crucks were often used in medieval times as tithe barns. Now you can build this 16x24 cruck timber frame to grace your own property! We have designed the curved cruck out of two timbers instead of the long single cruck-blade to make your job easier. We sized the blades so they could be cut by a modern manufacturer. A graceful hammer beam joins and supports them.
- Dimensions are 16’ x 24’ from outside to outside of the posts; two bay design
- 2 foot rafter overhangs; 1’-4’ gable overhangs
- Height to top of rafters at ridge: +/- 18’ - 7 ⅝”
- Height to top of plates: 10’-0”
- Embellished rafter tails and hammer beam ends
- Graceful curves in crucks and tie beam
- 12:12 roof pitch
- Plan utilizes 3363 board feet
When you buy this plan, you will receive links to download the plan sets. The construction set contains 9 pages formatted to print on 11x17 paper, although you can print a study set on letter-size paper. In this set you will find 3D drawings, including an exploded one so you can see all the parts of the frame. You will get post and rafter plans, sections and elevations, and detail drawings fully explaining what you need to do. Then there is the piece drawing set, with 15 pages showing you every cut you will be making on each timber. We also include connector, parts and timber lists so you know exactly what materials you need.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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- Wind / hurricane / tornado
- Seismic / earthquake
- Heavy snow
- Flood potential
- Soil instability
- Timber Frame Engineering
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