24x24 Hennin Center-Post Cape

We have seen this frame used for dry storage, starter cottage on vacant land, workshop, bedroom addition, family room addition, three-horse barn, first home, two car garage with game room or apartment above, guest house (for the guest who you really want to stay forever). Expand this frame in 12-ft X 24-ft increments.


This kit is engineered to accommodate comfortable living spaces using traditional, all wood joinery. The posts are on 12-ft centers and the second floor kneewall is 2-ft; the roof pitch is 12/12.

Wedged Dovetails and wedged half-dovetail mortice and tenon joints lock these timbers together tightly. Center posts carry the extended second floor width and help define interior spacing and layout.

Each “bent” adds a 12’x24’ space. Dormers and shed additions are easy to add. The kneewall height is also adjustable based on your needs. The possibilites are endless. The cost for adding an additional 12-foot bent is decribed below.

Our kits exceed the R-value requirements of the 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). The details of the structure as well as the insulation can be modified to meet your project, site and budget needs. Remember, most of the timber frames that we build are custom designed!

24x24 Pricing
24'x24'pre-cut kit
kit raising
SIP** Enclosure
Install SIPs
24'x24' Subtotal
Make this building longer by 12-ft increments
additional bent   $16,200
bent raising   $2,800
SIP** Enclosure   $15,000
Install SIPs   $3,850
Add'l Bent Subtotal   $37,850
24'x36' Subtotal   $135,950


*All Pricing subject to change without notice. Prices are FOB Woolwich, ME; shipping is not included. Included, but not shown, are second floor boards: nominal 2-in v-match T&G with rough opening for stairs.

Timber Frame Specs: posts: up to 12-ft - knee wall: 2-ft - ceiling height: up to 10-ft - roof pitch: 12/12

**Panel Specs: 5-1/2-in R-25 wall, 11-1/4-in R-45 roof EPS foam-core panels

The Wood: We can build these frames with nearly any wood species. Prices above are for Eastern Hemlock or Eastern White Pine. Green timbers are planed, chamfered, and oiled to protect the surface, reduce checking, and slow the drying process. All timbers are planed full dimension unless otherwise specified.

Kits include all pegs and wedges, as well as nominal 2-inch tongue and groove decking on the second floor.

Curved or straight braces are available per your specification.

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