was a Custom Design Tower Package.
The top cabin simulates
typical fire lookout cabins. In addition it has a 3' deck on 3
sides and 9' deck on one side. There is a lower level with a
bedroom and bathroom. The top level has a kitchen, living
space and a loft inside the cupola. There is an internal stair
tower to get you up the first 2 levels and then exterior winding stairs
around the tower to get you the rest of the way to the top. It
was designed as a Type IV Heavy Timber Building so it is 1 hr. fire
rated. This design cost a pretty penny to design. You can
purchase the plans for about 25% of the original cost.
6 Story Enclosed Lookout Tower:
Dimension: Approximately 18' sq.
No. of stories for Tower: 5+Cupola Loft
Platform Plan Dimensions:
Approximately 24' x 30' sq.
Approximately 18' sq.
Approximately 16' sq.
to peak of roof.
Member Sizes: 8x8
Posts and Braces, 6x10 Platform Joists, 8x14 Platform Girders, 3x
original design was
based on 2007 Edition of the International Building Code
mph (will adjust for your local area)
Seismic Load: Zone
4 regulations (will adjust for your local area)
Snow Load: 120
psf (will adjust for your local area)
for Tower Plans
Custom Vertical Leg Tower, Stair Tower, Exterior Stairs, 1 HR HT
Construction, Bedroom Level, Living/Kitchen Level, Decks, Doors,
Adjust for New Building Codes, Ground Freeze, Different Wind, Seismic
Printing & Shipping
Changes and Modifications to plans: see Custom
Before You Buy:
Check with your
Department Jurisdiction to verify acceptance of the plans.
whether a permit is needed and whether a local engineer or architect
to sign them. Verify what the footing depth, local snow and wind loads
are for your
Check with your
Department. There are often, use, height, appearance, area,
or property set back limits that need to be addressed.
Verify type of soil
before building. Designs are based on having a suitable firm soil
material to build the foundation. See Building Code & Geologic Notes.
Last Update 7/23/14