This step by step diy project is about 2 car carport gable roof plans. This is PART 2 of the double carport project, where I show you how to build the gable roof. This carport has generous overhangs on the sides and it also features a sturdy design. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
Projects made from these plans
16×22 Carport Gable Roof Plans
- C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 144″ long, 1 piece of 2×8 lumber – 240″ long, 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 13 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 33 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 52 3/4″ long 16xTRUSS
- D – 12 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 6 pieces – 48″x48″ long ROOF
- E – 4 pieces of 5/8″ siding – 48″x30 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x54 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 48×66 1/4″ long GABLE ENDS
- F – 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 145″ long, 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 241 1/2″ long TRIMS
- G – 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 32 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 16 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 20′
- 30 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 15 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of T1-11 siding – 4’x8′
- rafter ties
- 1 5/8″ screws, 5 1/2″ screws
- 500 sq fr of tar paper, 500 sq ft asphalt shingles
- 2″ brad nails
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
How to build a 16×22 carport gable roof
The first step of the project is to build the trusses for the large single car carport. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make the rafters from 2×6 lumber. Make 26.6 degree cuts to one end of the rafters. Smooth the edges with sandpaper, for a professional result.
Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts at both ends of the 2×8 bottom rafters.
Lay the rafters on a level surface and make sure there are no gaps between them. Align everything with attention, as show in the diagram.
Use 2×4 lumber for the truss supports. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to make an angle cut at one end of the supports. Fit the supports to the truss.
Use 1/2″ plywood for the gussets. Mark the cut lines on the plywood sheets and get the job done with a saw. Check if there are any any gaps between the rafters before attaching the gussets into place. Align the edges and use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the gussets into place.
Fit the trusses to the top of the single car carport, making sure you place them every 16″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and lock them to the support beams with rafter ties. In addition, toenail the bottom rafters to the support beams, for extra rigidity, using 5 1/2″ screws.
Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the top of the carport. Start with the bottom left section of the carport and go up to the top. Leave no gaps between the sheets and secure them into place with 1 5/8″ screws or nails.
Fit T1-11 siding sheets to the front and back gable ends of the carport. Mark the cut lines on the sheets and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper, for a professional result. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 6d nails every 8″ along the framing.
You also need to fit 2×8 trims to the front and to the back of the roof. The trims will enhance the look of the carport and add value to your work. Align the edges with attention and secure them into place with 3 1/2″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Fit 1×8 trims to the sides of the carport, so you cover the ends of the rafters. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place. Align the edges with attention for a professional result.
Install the roofing felt, starting from the bottom left of the roof. Secure the paper to the roofing, using a stapler. Make sure the tar paper overlaps at least 2”. Don’t forget to cover the top ridge with a 14” strip of paper. Start the first course of shingles with a full tab, the second with 2 1/2 tabs, the third with 2 tabs, the forth with 1 1/2 tabs, the fifth with 1 tab, the sixth with half tab and the seventh with a 3 tabs.
This carport will shelter two average sized cars. The carport has a nice gable roof to drain the water properly and to create shade. I recommend you to read the local building codes before starting the project, so you make sure you comply with the local building codes. Check out PART 1 of the project. Check out all my carport plans HERE.
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