Rough Sawn Timber Frame Instruction
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Rough Sawn Timber Frame Instruction


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The most extensive plan available that instructs on the fundamental methods of timber framing with rough sawn timbers. Build this shed roof structure and learn square rule as you go.  Almost all the extras are already included in this plan!

Why not have a great carport and take your carpentry skills to the next level?

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A rough sawn timber frame plan that instructs on how to properly timber frame with inconsistent timbers while completing a shed roof build.

This plan is both a design plan you can build from and an educational instruction. Not only do all the drawings have the proper dimensions and notes of a solid design plan but there are extensive notes to go along with the plan that explain the “Why” as to a particular choice or method in the construction process.

Relying on our founder’s training and experience with timber frame construction, the knowledge gained through his career is being passed on here in this plan to help the aspiring DIY timber framers, or professional carpenters.

Rough Sawn Timber Frame Construction Plan Includes:

For immediate download upon purchase consisting of:

  • (10) Letter size sheets in .pdf format. Professional color drawings of a 14?x24? Shed Roof Pavilion.
    • Dimensions to Reference Planes
    • Explanations of Square Rule Approach
    • Typical Beam Sizes
    • Instruction on the challenging 2 braces, scarf, and post area.
    • Bareface knee brace approach with braces flush to reference planes.


  • (8) Letter size sheets in .pdf format. Professional color-coded connection diagrams pertaining to the square rule method of joining rough sawn timber.
    • Dimensions from Reference Planes
    • Housing Layout
    • Mortise and Tenon Layout
    • Pegs Layout
    • Explanations of Joinery Choices due to the material variations


  • (1) Timber List in .pdf format that includes the timber sizes and rough lengths that would be required for the construction.
    • Includes .csv file of the same list for your own spreadsheet budgeting.


  • (1) 3d Viewer File for Download along with instructions on how to use it. Below is a video of what you can do with the viewer file.
    • Measure
    • Change renderings to wireframe view to see joinery
    • Show and Hide Elements revealing joinery and pegs.
    • Pan around and become oriented with the model.

  • (1) Basic Knee Brace Layout Product included.
  • (1) Annual membership at Joint and Peg which allows access to our Timber Connections Library. Membership area includes an exclusive area on the Joint and Peg site. In the members only area you can download any of the timber connections in a color coded (or black and white) letter size .pdf



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  3. We request that you fill out a brief questionnaire to better understand your dissatisfaction and/or reason for the return.  This is optional for you, but we would appreciate your reasons for the refund request.
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After 30 days, all plan sales are final.  Please be sure that you have chosen the best plan to suit your needs and have received answers to your questions before making the purchase.

You can call us so we can assist with basic questions, and we are here Monday-Friday, 9-5EST to speak with you.

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Important Information Regarding Purchased Stock Plans

Every state, county or municipality will have its own building and code requirements as environments differ from one region to the next. It is possible that your plan may need to be modified to comply with these local requirements and conditions. This is particularly true in coastal areas and those facing seismic events, extreme winds, and heavy snow.

If you are building in any of these areas and depending on the size and purpose of the structure, it is likely that a licensed structural engineer will be needed to provide the necessary calculations and stamp.

All pre-drawn plans from Joint and Peg do not carry a stamp from a licensed architect or a licensed engineer. Please understand that we will not be held responsible for the performance and suitability of this design plan as we don’t know the criteria with where you plan to build, nor the material to be used, nor any additional structure to be implemented in the construction.

If this is a requirement from your local building department, or it proves to be the prudent thing to do, Joint and Peg can provide you state sealed engineered drawings for an additional fee. When it comes to the time to build, we highly recommend that you enlist our engineering service.  Otherwise, the onus of this structure’s performance is solely with others, not Joint and Peg.

Single Use Terms

We authorize the use of our plans for one single project; conditioned on your obligation and agreement to comply with all local building codes, ordinances, regulations, and requirements, including permits and inspections at the time of and during construction. Multiplied use of our plans is prohibited. Thank you.


Can I submit this plan to a builder?

Yes!  There is everything in our plan to receive pricing from builders to construct this plan.  Further, they will be happy to have most of the takeoff completed and listed as part of the plans you receive.

Can I use this for approval?

Yes. We supply drawings that allow you to submit to your review board to determine whether they will allow it.  Every permit office is different with what they require, but at least you will start off on the right step by using these plans.

Can I build this timber frame myself?

That depends upon your carpentry skill level and tool kit. If you are interested in our shop drawings with mortise and tenon joinery you will need to at least have some good woodworking skills and/or mechanical abilities. If you have those and these plans at your side, you are prepared to accomplish the project!  Its up to you at that point to get started!

What if I don’t have the tools for mortise and tenon joinery?

In that case we recommend the more affordable core plan option.  The core plan is everything except the details of the timber frame joinery.  You choose what hardware you would want to use.  Have a look, some of the options include a “post and beam” plan offering.

Is this plan engineered?

No, this plan is not engineered. Engineering requires knowing where the construction takes place and whether it is in snow country, windy areas, or seismic zones.  When you plan to build, we recommend contacting us and we can provide the service to you for a competitive fee.

That’s great but can Joint and Peg build it for me?

If we have the option for a kit listed above then Yes!  Please check the description to see if we offer it in your state.  We can also arrange raising the frame for you.  You will need to contact us to get a quote for the whole package.


Download File 1

Base Frame Plan: Letter Size Sheets (8 ½” x 11”) – Qty: 10

  • Notes
  • Plan Views
  • Elevations
  • Sections
  • Call Outs
  • Dimensions
  • Reference Planes

Download File 2

Material List: Letter Size Sheets (8 ½” x 11”) – Qty: 1

  • Wood List


Download File 3

Joinery Detailing: Letter Size Sheets (8 ½” x 11”) – Qty: 7

  • Mortise and Tenon Joinery Details

Download File 4

Basic Knee Brace Layout Product: Letter Size Sheets (8 1/2" x 11") - Qty 6

  • Introduction
  • Knee Brace Layout Fundamentals
  • Dimensions

Download File 5

Viewer File - Shared via email post purchase - (Large file)

Typical Timber Sizes:

  • 4x6 Timber
  • 4x8 Timber
  • 6x8 Timber
  • 8x8 Timber
  • 8x10 Timber


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