Hennin Timber Frame Kits

Most of our Design Build clients choose a custom design for their home or structure, but there are many who want to purchase one of our pre-designed timber frame kits. We can ship these kits to you, if you'd like to raise it yourself, or we can deliver and raise it for you. We can also add individual design elements to these frames to suit your needs.

We employ traditional mortice and tenon joinery tusk tenons, wedged dovetails, scarf joints, pegged half-laps, and bird-mouth joints. Place two or more kits side by side, offset, or add a shed to any face of the structure to vary the roof line. We have created these four cost effective frames to get you started but we are happy to design a structure around your specific needs. Contact us for more details.

Four Standard Kits to Choose

These are our standard Hennin Post & Beam kits. We have a design to fit your needs and budget.

14x20 Hennin Post & Beam Boat House

20x20 Hennin Post & Beam Open Plan Kit

24x24 Hennin Center-Post Cape

20x20 Hennin Hammer Beam Kit

Timber Frame Kit Details

  • We can build out of nearly any wood species. Prices listed are for Eastern Hemlock or Eastern White Pine. All timbers are planed full dimension unless otherwise specified.
  • The panels specified in these kits are 5-1/2-in R-25 wall and 11-1/4-in R-45 roof EPS foam core.
  • kits include all pegs and wedges as well as 2-inch tongue and grooce decking on the second floor.
  • The timbers are finished with a natural oil that helps to slow the drying process and reduces checking.
  • Curved or straight braces are available per your specifications.

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  • Pete Neidhardt
    After taking their Design & Build course, I had the confidence to build this timber frame house, from a version of their stock plans. And you will too.
    Pete Neidhardt
  • Chasen Gillies
    We drove thirteen hours through a blizzard to take the timber framing course and it was worth it. You can tell this family has been teaching people since the 70's. 70's?! These guys are great. I hope to be back to learn but just saying "HI" would be a win. They've probably mapped out every minute of the week for the students but it still feels relaxed. Best of all, I can say with confidence, I can build a house. A timber structure. And I will
    Chasen Gillies
  • Matt Anglin
    Excellent course on house building. Teaches about every aspect of house including good design principles.
    Matt Anglin
  • Laurie Palagyi
    Shelter is a phenomenal resource of skill, intelligence, and good people. I took the two week design/build course and it was wonderful. I left with the confidence to assess my own home and any future home that I may build or purchase. Shelter is the real deal.
    Laurie Palagyi
  • David H T Kane
    Instructors make sure their lectures are clear and understandable to the students. Great follow through.
    David H T Kane
  • Deborah Caldwell
    Nothing can beat the hands-on experience that my daughter and I enjoyed for three weeks at the shelter institute. I have kept in touch ever since. I am disappointed that I cannot leave a comment on Pats chainsaw videos. The system does not seem to acknowledge our presence.
    Deborah Caldwell
  • Enzo Talladira
    As a second generation carpenter/joiner Shelter Institute's online course is a must for all who are interested in Timber Framing and the enjoyment of life.

    I have found the team to be responsive, caring and helpful. A pleasure to deal with.
    Enzo Talladira
  • Kristina Rae Bolduc
    So far our online courses are phenomenal!!! We love Pat, Gaius, and Blueberry! Gabe is pretty awesome too!!
    Kristina Rae Bolduc

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