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20×30 King Post Barn, Pavilion, Cabin, Garage, or Farm Stand Plans

The 20×30 King Post Barn Design.
I set out to design a building that minimized lumber use, as to be the most economical that it can be, and still maintain the attractiveness and strength of our other post and beam barn designs.
The 20×30 King Post as a pavilion uses 1,868 board feet. At the current (June 2021) market price of softwood construction lumber $1,640 per thousand bd ft. Or $1.64 per board ft, that would be a total lumber only cost of $3,063.52.
Add to that $1,500 in steel roofing, and about $700 in hardware, and the material for this pavilion will cost a total of $5,263.52.
It is highly likely that you will find your lumber at your local sawmill at a lower price.  I based my calculations on the highest price for softwood construction grade lumber I could find in June of 2021.
If you own, even a small manual sawmill, you should be able to cut that material yourself with a helper, in about a weekend.
I designed this specifically to compete with a conventional post frame or “pole barn”
I did this for a specific reason. Our post and beam barn designs, are not comparable to a post frame barn. Post and beam is FAR superior, in every way, except cost.
In the past if you wanted something quick and cheap, post and beam was not the right choice.
This design is a game changer, the construction is very fast, and the material cost is 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of a conventional post frame building right now. (june 2021)
Ordinarily that wouldn’t be true, but because of the extreme high conventional lumber prices, vrs. the fairly stable price of sawmill lumber, this post and beam design completely destroys conventional post frame construction.
I set out to make small sawmills competitive with the big lumber monopolies with this design, so that our local economies, are less dependent on these big centralized systems.
Because this design uses locally harvested, rough sawn lumber, trucking is far less of an issue. The lumber for this as a pavilion weighs 6,000 lbs and can be hauled on a tandem axle 20′ long heavy duty car trailer, behind a 3/4 ton pickup in one trip. Add siding and that would be 2 trips.
I think the future, is in local production. The price of fuel will continue to rise, and the supply of good truck drivers will continue to fall.
If we have systems in place, that can easily pick up the slack, that can reduce shipping from hundreds to thousands of miles, to a dozen miles down the road. Then the impact of any catastrophic event, like we have seen over the past year and a half, will be greatly reduced.
That is local economic security, and that is better for everyone.

These are full construction plans that you can build this barn from. Plus you will also get included with these plans my ebook titled How to Build Your Post and Beam Barn. The book takes you through the whole construction process step by step, including information about securing local timbers, finding the right contractors, and preparing your site.

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Solid Steel Plate Timber Brackets

We have put together all the hardware you need to build this majestic post and beam barn! All the plates, brackets, bolts, nuts and timber screws are there.

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Hardware Kit for this barn includes….

 

8 U brackets

125 ct 3/8 x 8″ RSS screws

100 ct 5/16 x 5 1/8″ RSS screws

100 ct 5/16 x 4″ RSS screws

 

Request a quote by emailing [email protected] with your name, address, and the barn you are interested in.

Hardware Pricing

 

4 hole strap plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$39.99 per piece Bare Steel 
$47.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

6 hole strap plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$39.99 per piece Bare Steel
$47.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

T plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$49.99 per piece Bare Steel
$57.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

Plus plates

(2 needed for each connection)
$59.99 per piece Bare Steel
$67.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

U brackets
$49.99 per piece Bare Steel
$57.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

2-Stage U brackets
$59.99 per piece Bare Steel
$67.99 per piece Powder Coated Black

*Prices include bolts/nuts for 6x posts/beams
*shipping is not included

We also offer RSS Screws:
3/8" x 8" RSS (Timbers)
250 ct $299
5/16 x 5 1/8" RSS (Purlins)
250 ct $99
5/16" x 4" RSS (Girts)
250 ct $79