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26x36 Timber Frame Carport
26x36 Timber Frame Carport
26x36 Timber Frame Carport Front View
26x36 Timber Frame Carport Birdseye View
26x36 Timber Frame Carport Eye Level View
26x36 Timber Frame Carport Closeup Trusses
26x36 Timber Frame Carport Plan Overview 1
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26×36 Timber Frame Carport


Take a good look at the beautiful and functional 26×36 timber frame carport! It has over 900 square feet of clear span space to serve whatever purpose you have in mind. The generous proportions means you can park two super duty trucks in two of the bays and still have plenty of room to enclose the third for a shop or storage. Or you could decide to use this attractive frame as a comfortably-sized cabin.

  • Actual dimensions to outside of posts: 25’ 3 ¾” x 36’
  • Mortise and tenons, scarf joints and spline joints
  • 8x material for posts and rafters; 6x material for purlins, girts and ridges; 4x for knee braces
  • 6:12 roof pitch
  • Timberlinx connectors and structural screws augment traditional joinery
  • Clear span square footage without a central post
  • Over 16’ at the ridge creates high ceiling

As soon as you buy the plans, you can download them to your computer. The sets are formatted to 11”x17” for printing at your neighborhood copy shop. The 35 pages of drawings include 3D drawings, dimensioned post and roof plans, and elevations and sections. We include 3D detailed drawings so you can truly understand the connections. Every timber is labeled in the exploded 3D drawing of this frame. The labels correspond to the detailed and dimensioned piece drawings so you know exactly what you need to do to cut this frame. And we also include a timber list to make budgeting for and procuring your materials easier.

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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. The 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

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.



  • 26’ wide 36’ long outside of the post to outside of the post
  • 1’10” overhangs on all four sides
  • Height to Bottom of Collar Tie 9’10”
  • Height to Top of Wall Girt 8’7”
  • Height to Peak of Roof 16’10” with 6/12 Roof Pitch


  • Posts – 8×8
  • Collar Ties – 8×10
  • Girts – 6×8
  • Ridge – 6×8
  • Rafters – 8×10
  • Purlins – 6×6
  • Braces – 4×8 or 4×10


  • 39 pages total
  • Construction Drawings – 12 pages (17×11)
  • Detailed Piece Drawings – 23 pages (17×11)
  • Materials Lists – 4 pages (8½ x11)


We are happy to modify and update the drawings to your specifications. We can adjust the footprint, roof pitch, overhangs, and overall heights. These will eliminate your mistakes in modifying an existing plan to meet your needs.

  • Our design services are $85 per hour. Engineering services are $200 per hour. We have a minimum charge of $500 for our design work.
  • Lengthening (parallel to the main ridge) is more affordable than changing the width or adjusting the roof pitch.
  • Once you have purchased the plans and have reviewed them, please fill out the form below. It will get you into our system, and one of our team members will get back to you with an estimate for our services. Please include any of the following changes to the form’s “Other Project Info” section.
    • Overall width and length that you are after from the outside of the posts.
    • New 2nd Floor Framing Height
    • New KneeWall Frame Height (from 2nd-floor framing height to top of the top plate?
    • New Overhang Dimensions both for the sides and ends?
    • Any adjustments to the Roof Slope?

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 26×36 Timber Frame Carport 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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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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Lucian Houllion
Drawing review

The details for the joints could be more detailed you guys give just enough info you can do the math to get the numbers to lay out the joints but it would be nice to have the numbers you need already on the drawing

Thanks for your comments. We try hard to get all the dimensions on the plans but often do miss some. Please let us know if you need help with a missing dimension. - B

Gerald Fisher
A good find

The 3D view was fantastic and is what sold me on buying the plans. I live in remote Alaska so I mill all of my material myself. In the end I will have made a few modifications to simplify the fit but your building plans are what got me excited to do it.

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