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Wooden carport plans

January 17, 2013
Diy carport plans

Building a carport is one of those projects that is an opportunity to learn new woodworking skills and to change the look of your garden. If you don’t have experience in the field, we strongly recommend you to hire a team of professional. If you have worked with wood before, all you need to do is to choose professional carport plans and gather the tools needed for the job.

Nevertheless, you should first go the the town-hall and check the local building codes. It is important to highlight that in most of the cases, you need to get a permit before starting the actual construction of the carport. Moreover, the building codes can help you with essential information, such as the depth of the footings or the materials needed for the job.

Next, the location of the carport is also important for your woodworking project, as you should leave a certain distance from other constructions of from the property line. If you want to save yourself from potential issues, you could attach the carport to your house. In this manner, you can go into the house without having to go trough rain or snow. These are all important aspects one have to take into account, before starting the project.

 

Wooden Carport Plans

Diy carport plans

Diy carport plans

A free standing carport is a simple structure, but you should pay attention to several aspects, if you want to get the job done as a professional. Therefore, use weather-resistant lumber, such as pressure-treated lumber, as the components will be exposed to moisture. Choose attached carport plans, if you want to attach it to an existing building on your property.

On the other hand, you need to dig 2-3′ deep holes and fit the posts into concrete, after laying out the construction with batter boards and string. Check if the corners are right-angled and make sure the diagonals are equal, before continuing the project. Use a spirit level to check if the posts are plumb. In addition, place a long straight edge on top of the posts to check if they are at the same level.

Secure the top beams to the 4×4 posts and install the roofing rafters. Continue the project by fitting the 3/4″ plywood sheets. Cover the roof with roofing felt and with asphalt shingles. Last but not lest, apply several coats of paint, if you want to enhance the look of the carport and to protect the components from decay.

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