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Spring Special #1 - Basic 22 x 28 Kit

A classic high-posted cape design

Floor plan can be customized
to any configuration.


Standard Features:

  • Eastern white pine, planed, sanded and oiled
  • 6x8 joists
  • Primary rafters with purlins
  • Stair header
  • Cathedral ceiling
  • Curved braces
  • Clear-spanned first floor


  • - Full second floor
  • - Kingposts on bents
  • - Straight braces
  • - Nailing system framing doors and windows
  • - Stress skin insulated panels

Variations to this frame might include a king posted bent system, or a single king post in the center bent – straight or curved braces and a cupola. Stress skin panels may be ordered or a nailing system to frame the windows and doors if the building will not be insulated.

Contact us for more information.

Timber Frame Packages

For our standard timber frame designs and our custom designs, we offer the following options:

Option 1 : Design Only
Our standard frame designs or a custom design. Includes drawings, foundation plans, and raising instructions. (Does not include frame.) Available throughout the US, Canada and Export markets. Learn more about our design services.
Option 2 : House or House/Barn Kit
Includes frame, drawings, foundation plans, and raising instructions. Shipped FOB from shop of origin. Available throughout the US, Canada and export markets. Supervisory assistance available for additional fee. View our kits and pre-cut specials.
Option 3 : Timber Frame Package
Design, drawings, and frame with raising included. Recommended foundation plans. Shipped FOB from shop of manufacture. Available to most markets:
  • - 2x6 tongue and groove spruce, pine or Douglas fir for second floor
  • - 1x6 or 1x8 pine boards, #3 or better for either walls and/or ceiling
  • - Stress skin insulated panels for walls and roofs
Option 4 : Weather Tight
Design, frame, second floor, stress skin panels, doors, windows, eave and roof trim, cold roof and roof. Availability limited. Please contact us for details.

Contact us to get started on your custom design plans now!

Due to the structural strength of a timber frame, load-bearing walls are not needed. The floor plan can be arranged in any configuration.

Custom Timber Frame Design

Order a custom design or adapt one of our existing designs to suit your needs.

Timber Frame Gallery

View some of the timber frame projects we've built for others.

As Maine craftsmen, we are proud to use Maine's renewable resources wisely. Our timbers come from managed, sustainable forests.

-- Kris Farris
Owner, Aurora Timberframes

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