Wood Carport Designs

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This step by step project is about wood carport designs. We show you carport design ideas, both for attached and detached constructions, for one or more cars. There are many alternatives when building a carport, according to you budget, the materials you want to use or the style of other constructions on your property. In addition, a carport usually requires a building permit, so you should choose the plans that comply with the legal requirements.

In this article we show you several designs for wooden carports that are able to protect one or more cars. As you will notice, the difference between the projects are significant, as well as the underlying cost of labor and materials, so you should choose the one that fits your needs. Don’t forget the take a look on the rest of our articles, as to get a better idea about what building a wooden carport really implies.



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Wood carport designs

Attached carport designs

Attached carport designs

An attached carport is a great choice, if you have a small backyard or if you want to have a quick access to your home, after getting off the car. You can choose a simple carport design and get the job done in just a few days.

In order to build the attached carport, you could use wood or metal components, according to the style of your house and your budget. See a step by step project here.

Detached carport designs

Detached carport designs

If you want to build a detached carport, there are several designs you could choose from. First of all, you should assess the alternatives and choose the most convenient one for your needs and your budget.

A lean to carport is easy to build and is ideal for placing it along the property line. The disadvantage is that one side of the construction is exposed to rain or snow. Nevertheless, you could fit lattice between the posts and solve the issue.

Simple Carport Design

Simple Carport Design

The next design is a variation of the previous one. Therefore, you can see in the image a simple free-standing carport that will protect your car from bad weather and keep it dry.

Top Tip: The main difference as compared to the previous example are the lower angle of the roof, as well its height. This lean to design is ideal for small family cars that aren’t too wide or tall, but you can adjust it as to fit any type of car.



Carport Deign Ideas

Carport design ideas

Carport design ideas

If you want to build an unique detached carport and money isn’t a problem, you should consider this beautiful design. A carport with a gable roof is a great choice, as it combines the convenience of a free standing carport with the appearance of a garage-style construction.

You can attach lattice or slats to the sides of the gable carport and transform it into a garage. See the step by step project here.

Double carport designs

Double carport designs

If you want to build a large carport, able to protect at least two cars, there are a few alternatives you could choose from. The first project features a wooden construction with a gable roof capable of protecting two cars.

The free standing construction has all the sides open, but you can easily attach lattice between the wood posts, if you want more privacy. See the project here.

Double carport

Double carport

Last but not least, if you want to build a carport for more than three cars, you could choose a traditional barn design. As you can see in the image, you should combine natural materials, such as stone, bricks and wood, in order to create a beautiful carport.

You can adjust the size of the carport to your needs, but you should keep the simple design, if you want to build a timeless construction.



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  1. barbara Ermocida at - Reply

    I want to copy some of your wood designs???
    Do you have a way to accomplish this?