This step by step diy project is about carport designs. Take a look over these carport design ideas if you want to make a simple but durable construction in your yard. Adding lattice panels or siding to the sides of the carport will protect your car from bad weather, while don’t having to invest a considerable amount of money, as in the case of a garage construction.
There are so many projects you can choose from when building a shelter for your car, that you should choose the design with great attention, as to fit with the rest of your property. From our own experience, you should adjust the size and the look of the carport before starting the actual construction, as to match the style of your house and to fit the configuration of your backyard.
Investing in the best materials you can afford is a great idea, especially if you want to use the carport for many years in a row. Therefore, use pressure-treated lumber, making sure you check if the slats and posts are perfectly-straight and don’t have knots or cracks. Apply a few coats of paint over the components and make sure the structure is rigid enough to support the snow during the winter.
If you have a narrow backyard or if you want to keep the costs as low as possible and to have a quick access to your home, especially during wintertime, you should consider building an attached carport. As you can see in the image, you have to attach a wooden ledger to your house, fit several posts into concrete and create a basic roof. If you have one car and your want to get the job done by yourself, this might be the solution to your needs.
If the previous design is too blunt for your tastes or you want to place the free standing carport in one corner of your yard, a lean-to shape should be taken into account. You should adjust the slope of the carport to your needs before starting the construction. Attaching lattice to both sides of the carport will protect your car and create a beautiful effect in your garden. Click the link to see how to build a lean to carport.
A carport with a gable design is more complex to build, but it will most certainly add value to your property. If you know the basic woodworking techniques and you have the right budget for the materials this project might be perfect for your needs. See step by step plans and instructions HERE.
If you have two cars, there are also several options you could choose from. In a similar manner to the previous project you can build a two car carport with a gable roof. Taking into account its dimensions, we recommend you to set the posts into concrete and to build the bottom rafters from 2×6 lumber. Adding braces will also increase the rigidity of the construction. See more information about how to build a double carport by clicking the link.
If you want to build a large carport with storage, you can also choose a different shape, as shown in the image. Adding siding to the exterior walls of the carport will protect your car from bad weather, although it will require an additional investment. You can adjust the width of the carport as to fit three or even more cars.
The last carport design is about a traditional carport with a storage room. As you can see in the image, this carport is the perfect choice for a property with a classical style. If you are prepared to invest a significant amount of money in materials and you have a large expertise in woodworking, we recommend you to take into account this design project.
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