Hello everyone.

Ive just joined the forum and have very much enjoyed all of the great information.

I just read "Learn to Timber Frame: Craftsmanship, Simplicity, Timeless Beauty" by Beemer and am confused about layout and engineering. I was planning to build a basic hemlock 10x12 TF workshop and was planning to use 6x6 for the posts, plates and beams and use 3x5 for the bracing, rafters and joists. I plan to construct three bents so there is support in the middle of the top plate. Am I under engineering the building? This project will be a lot of work so I only want to build it once. In the book, Beemer builds a 12x16 structure and uses 8x8 for the foundation, 8x7 for the top plate and 3x6 for rafters and braces.

Any help will be very much appreciated.

Last edited by HemlockFrame; 04/23/18 10:54 PM.