DIY Carport Plans
This step by step woodworking project is about diy carport plans. A simple carport with a gambrel roof can be built in just an weekend, even by an inexperienced do-it-yourselfer, if the right plans and tools and materials are used. Align all the components at both ends, before inserting the screws and make sure you pre-drill the lumber, to prevent wood from splitting. Build the trusses on the ground, before fitting them into place, if you want to obtain consistent results. If you want to combine the advantages of having a carport with the utility of a shed, check out my carport with storage plans.
In order to get the job done like a pro, you should pay attention to several aspects. Firstly, choose lumber designed for outdoor use, such as cedar, redwood or pressure-treated. These varieties of lumber have a nice appearance and are resistant to water damage and wood decay. On the other hand, all the boards should be straight and in perfect condition (pay attention to knots, decays, twists, wanes). If you use anchors to secure the posts into place, make sure you reinforce the frame with wooden braces.
Projects made from these plans
It’s that easy to build a carport!
- A – 6 tube forms, concrete, 6 post anchors FOOTINGS
- B – 6 pieces of 4×4 lumber 84” long POSTS
- C – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber 240” long SUPPORT BEAMS
- D – 30 pieces of 2×4 lumber 80” long, cut at 30º at both ends RAFTERS
- D – 15 pieces of 2×4 lumber 123” long, cut at 60º, 1/2” plywood gussets TRUSSES
- E – 2 panels of 5/8” plywood 123 x 39 1/2” FRONT AND BACK FACES
- F – 300 sq ft of 3/4” tongue and groove plywood ROOFING
- G – 300 sq ft of tar paper TAR PAPER
- H – 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ASPHALT SHINGLES
- I – 2 pieces of 240 ft of 1×4 plywood TRIMS