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24x36 timber frame barn plan
24x36 timber frame barn plan
24x36 Heavy Timber Barn Plan
24x36 Heavy Timber Barn Plan
24x36 Heavy Timber Barn Plan
24x36 Heavy Timber Barn Plan

24×36 Heavy Timber Barn Plan


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Take a good look at this versatile two-level 24×36 heavy timber barn! You can build this to become your barn or your barn home it has a total of total of 1,728 square feet. The proportions make it suitable for a variety of uses. Add windows and doors wherever they suit you, or you could even add dormers to the roof to bring in extra light to the second floor.

The second level ceiling peaks at almost fifteen feet above the floor, creating a high volume interior. You can leave the ceiling vaulted or floor in all or part of the area above the upper bent girth for a storage attic. The first floor could adapt to a sloping lot to become a walkout basement. Use it for more living space, a workshop or garage – or a bit of both!  We have sized the frame so you can have a 4x walls mounted to the exterior of the frame and keep your foundation at a true 24×36, trust us your foundation guys will love it.

The drawings are formatted in PDF so you download them instantly once you make your purchase. They are sized to print on 24″x36” paper, so you can run them off easily from a local printer and see everything clearly. We have included a timber list to expedite shopping for your lumber, and a production list itemizing each member of the frame. The production list corresponds to the piece drawings for easy reference. The plan set includes 4 pages of 2D and 3D drawings and 33 pages of piece drawings, showing every cut to be made on every timber.

Plan Guarantee

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.

Timber Frame HQ retains all common law, statutory and other reserved rights, including the copyright. This applies even when you have participated in the development of the design to a significant degree.



  • 24’ wide 36’ long outside of post to outside of the post
  • No overhangs on any side
  • Height to Top of Girt 9’3”
  • Height to Top of Plate 15’
  • Height to Peak of Roof 25’1” with 10/12 Roof Pitch


  • Posts – 8×8
  • Girts – 8×10 and 8×12
  • Plates – 8×10
  • Purlins – 8×10
  • Rafters – 6×8
  • Braces – 4×6
  • Joists – 6×8


  • 40 Pages Total
  • Construction Drawings – 4 Pages (36×24)
  • Detailed Piece Drawings – 33 Pages (17×11)
  • Materials Lists – 3 Pages (8-½x11)

30-Day Guarantee

We are so confident that you’ll love the plan, we stand behind it 100% with our 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee. It means you have 30 days to initiate a return with us for any reason.

It’s the best Return and Warranty Policy of any company in the business. You can buy from us with full confidence that we’ll be here to help if something goes wrong, or if the plan just doesn’t end up working out for you.

Return Policy

Our money-back guarantee gives you 30 days to decide whether this plan is everything you hoped for. If for some reason it’s not working out, you can return it for a full refund. Here’s how that works:

Email us within 30 days of placing your order. We will refund you the full purchase price of this plan.

And remember, if you have any issues whatsoever with your plan, even if you’re not sure you want to return it, please get in touch with us personally. We want you and every other Timber Frame HQ customer to have the best possible experience with us.

Please note the 30-Day Guarantee is for individual plan purchases and not for our Timber Frame Plan Bundle or other plan bundles for which we do not offer refunds due to the nature of the product.

Fastener Kit

Procuring the hardware for your project is easy with our timber frame parts kit!  Just purchase what you need from Timber Frame HQ with one click!  You don’t need to scrounge around for your pegs or find just the right screws for your rafters and we always throw in some extra just in case. We’ve got you covered! With this kit, you get:

This kit is tailor-made for use with the 24×36 Heavy Timber Barn Plan when constructed as a timber frame structure. The kit does not include any post base hardware, which is also available in the TFHQ shop.

Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery.

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Customer Reviews

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Gerald M Smith

Great background info

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