About Our Timber Frame House Plans

Forrest Rand

Forrest Rand

Our timber frame house plans result from Forrest Rand’s 30 years of professional experience in designing, building – and living in! – post and beam homes.

The package (see “What’s included” below) will enable you to get quotes from different companies, knowing you are comparing apples to apples.

With this level of detail, any experienced timberframe company will have enough information to make you a quote and to build to your specifications.

Starting from plans such as these is much more economical than to have your project custom designed.

If you want us to build your timberframe, purchasing the plan you want will serve as a deposit on any custom work. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

If you want to purchase the plans for another timber frame company to build from, we can make custom modifications at our hourly rate.

Prints come in convenient 11 x 17" size

Plans come in convenient 11 x 17″ size

Our plans come in an 11×17″ size, and are far more convenient than unwieldy, old-fashioned blueprints, whether on your kitchen table or on the construction site.

Enclosure systems

Our timberframes work for all enclosure systems. SIPs or other structural panels work perfectly. You also have the option of “outfilling” the frame with stud walls if you wish.

What’s included in the package?

Package of shop prints

Package of 11×17″ shop prints

Our packages contain both working prints and timberframe plans.

The Working Prints include floor plans, foundation plan, roof plan, sections, elevations, window & door schedules and construction details. The posts are shown on the floor.

The Timberframe Plans include the roof framing plan (plan view of roof framing), 2nd floor framing, 3rd floor if applicable, timber elevations, timber bent drawings (sections) as well as basic timber sizing and lengths and suggested timber configurations.

We send two sets of prints: one bound together and one loose, so that you have a master set to make notes in, and a set from which you can easily make copies as needed by different tradespeople.

We ask that you respect our copyright and use them for only one project.

Plans come in a convenient 11×17″ size.

Building your own timber frame house?

DonPeople often ask us, “Can I build my own timber frame from the information in your plans?”

Well, that depends:

If you are an experienced timberframer, yes, there’s more than enough information in the package for you to go ahead.

If you have taken a timberframe workshop, and have some woodworking skills, you could build a simple frame. Note, however, that it takes a while to learn to cut even simple joinery, and most post and beam frames have several complex joints.

Check out our timber frame Shop Prints if you would like to try your hand at a relatively simple project.

Prices are in Canadian Dollars. To purchase in US Dollars, use the buttons at the bottom of the sidebar.


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