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Do You Have Plans For A Simple Pavilion I Can Build Myself?

Asked by Cameron on May 11, 2015

I’m wondering if you have plans for a very simple timber pavilion that i can build on my own.  i’ve been looking online and can’t seem to find anyone besides one place with plans.  their plans are all jointed and pinned.  i’m looking for something with a 12’x20′ footprint.  thanks, cameron

Answered by Doug Friant

Hi Cameron,

I am sorry, we don’t have stock plans – everything we do is custom designed and engineered for individual projects.


It sounds like a pretty simple structure. Do some research, read some books , and you will do a great job.


  1. Art says:

    What is the name of the angled beam between the vertical upright and the header beam

      • brenton says:

        is there a typical distance from the ground up to the brace along the column? such as 90% of the column height, or some other rule of thumb? My columns are 7′-6″. I don’t want to knock my head on the brace, but also want it to be functional. Thanks in advance.

        • Doug Friant says:

          There really isn’t a standard height. There has to be enough of a brace to resist wind loading, which is significant. The brace introduces bending into the column, due to the simple rules of leverage (moment). The higher the brace, the greater the forces and the bigger the column needs to be. We analyze all of our frames in RISA to determine the required sizes.

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