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Timber Framed Shop Plans
« on: October 21, 2019, 11:39:42 PM »
I would love to build my own shop. I have a existing 30x30 concrete pad. How do you go about getting plans made. Timber framing isnít a thing around here itís always a stick frame and metal siding. Iím planning on buying my own mill and sawing all of my materials out of trees off of my farm. 
The timber on it is red oak and hickory. Would I be foolish to build out of these two species?
Also can you us the metal straps for the joints or do you have to have the Tenon and mortise joints?
Ok sorry for the long post and all the questions but thanks in advance. 

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Re: Timber Framed Shop Plans
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 01:20:02 AM »
If you are using metal plates to join the pieces, it is traditionally called "post and beam" as opposed to "timber frame" which is typically mortise and tenon.

Lots of folks hear don't like to cut hickory and call it the smiley_devil wood.  Oak should be ok depending on the species.  Just harder to cut than pine.

Update your profile so where know where you are and can see if snow load might be a issue.  Are you required to have a permit to build?  You could draw your own plans but they may need to have an engineer's stamp to build.  Are you allowed to use your own cut wood to build?
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Re: Timber Framed Shop Plans
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 08:08:57 AM »
If you are using metal plates to join the pieces, it is traditionally called "post and beam" as opposed to "timber frame" which is typically mortise and tenon.

Lots of folks hear don't like to cut hickory and call it the smiley_devil wood.  Oak should be ok depending on the species.  Just harder to cut than pine.

Update your profile so where know where you are and can see if snow load might be a issue.  Are you required to have a permit to build?  You could draw your own plans but they may need to have an engineer's stamp to build.  Are you allowed to use your own cut wood to build?
I donít think snow load is a problem here, but we do get a few snows a year so that would need to be considered. Far as a permit donít need one I live out in the country. And Iím aloud to us my own lumber. Around here as long as the tax man gets to tax what you build thatís all they care to know about it. 
As we say around here ďIím as green as a gourdĒ on all this but not afraid of learning it. Iím a ďplanerĒ when it comes to new stuff. This isnít happening in the next few months. I have a lot to learn on the milling before I jump on my shop. Just would like to tap into the knowledge available here. 

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Re: Timber Framed Shop Plans
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 08:44:11 AM »
Timber frame and post and beam typically have a load at several points to the foundation where a stud frame wall will spread the load over the entire length of the wall.

The first thing to figure out is will the existing concrete pad handle the load of the post?


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