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16×20 King Post Plan


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This versatile 16×20 king post timber frame plan is perfect for a garage, shop or cabin and is just right as a beginner’s DIY woodworking project. This small structure lets you get a feel for timber frame construction letting you enjoy the process.  Finished as an open pavilion it’s a perfect place for entertaining friends or just relaxing. Add walls and a roof to create a compact cabin in the woods.

The variable roof pitches are enhanced by king-post end pieces.  The plan comes complete with an instantly downloadable PDF package of 23 drawings, and additional information to help you select and cut your lumber for an easy and satisfying DIY construction project.

While the plan has an 8″or 6″ roof pitch by default we have added the dimensions for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12-inch roof pitches to allow you the option to choose.


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.
Purchaser agrees that the use of the plan is for the construction of one house or frame only*, and that the plan or any part of it will not be reproduced by any means without the written consent of the copyright owner.

Roof Pitch

8"/12" Roof, 6"/12" Roof

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