What’s included in a DIY Timber Frame Kit?

Everything You Need To Build It Yourself

Working Drawings

Brooks Post & Beam includes a complete set of building plans is provided, including floor plans, foundation plan, elevations, sections and details.

Owner’s Manual

Whether you plan to contract out the work, be your own general contractor, or do it all yourself, this manual will explain and specify details and various tasks, from locating your house on the lot to the last finishing detail of trim.

Timber Frame Kit

Eastern White Pine timbers, planed with chamfered edges and one coat of water based sealer. Kit includes 6x6 posts, 6x10 and 6x12 beams and ties, 6x8 joists, and 6x8 or 6x10 rafters. Your choice of curved or straight 4x6 knee braces (mortise & tenoned). Frame is pre-cut and numbered for easy assembly. Peg holes are pre-drilled, and the drawbore method insures a snug fit without having to use straps and come-alongs.

Panel Kit

4-1/2" stresskin wall panels (R23) and 8-1/4" (R30) roof panels installation materials including high expanding foam sealant, reusable foam gun, panel mastic, SIP screws, and plywood splines. Panels are pre-cut and routed for windows, doors, corners and ridge.

Loft Decking & Roof Boards

If you choose plank flooring for the 2nd floor, we supply 2x6 tongue & groove decking for you to cut and install on site.

Tool Kit

We supply a tool kit with all of the specialty items you will need to assemble our frames. The tool kit also contains all of the pegs and timber screws needed to assemble the frame.


We offer FREE telephone support or a paid onsite “Ambassador” to help you through the process (only necessary in more complex designs). For over four decades Owner-Builders like yourself have been our “bread and butter”. We take pride in our ability to make timber framed homes affordable and the building of your home a satisfying and rewarding experience.

Learn more about what to expect for realistic finish costs and more when you browse our Browse Timber Frame Kit FAQs

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