This step by step diy project is about 12×16 hip roof for pavilion plans. This is PART 2 of the carport project, where I show you how to build the hip roof. If you are interested in learning more about hip roof construction, this is the tutorial to follow. 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. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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12×24 Carport Hip Roof Plans
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- E – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128″ long HIP RAFTERS
- F – 22 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 97 1/4″ long COMMON RAFTERS
- G – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 27″ long, 8 pieces – 44 3/4″ long, 8 pieces – 62 1/4″ long, 8 pieces – 80″ long JACK RAFTERS
- H – 6 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ long, 2 pieces – 22 1/4″x23 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x53 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 85 1/4″x45″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x80″ long, 4 pieces – 22″x24 1/2″ long, 4 pieces – 47″x96″ long ROOF SHEETS
- I – 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- J – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 173″ long, 4 pieces – 159 1/4″ long TRIMS
- 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 10 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 22 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 15 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 16′
- 500 sq ft of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- rafter ties
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 500 sq fr of tar paper, 500 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2″ brad nails
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
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Hip Roof Construction
The first step of the project is to build the common rafters for the hip roof carport. Use a miter saw to make 25 degree cuts at both ends of the beams.
Next, use the miter saw to make the angle cuts to both ends of the hip rafters.
Fit the rafters 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. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the jack rafters. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make a compound cut to one end of the rafter and a miter cut to the opposite end.
Fit the jack rafters to the top of the carport, and place them every 16″ on center, as shown in the diagram. Use screws to secure the rafters into place tightly.
Cut the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the shapes and dimensions shown in the plans and attach them to the roof structure. Leave no gaps between the sheets, drill pilot holes and insert 2 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing.
Attach 3/4″ plywood sheets to the front and back 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. Ideally, you should use tongue and groove roof sheets.
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.
Last but not least, fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry out for a few hours. Sand the whole surface with sandpaper and then apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the carport and to protect the components from decay.
This project can be built in less than one week and it will serve you for many, many years in a row. This relatively large carport is easy to build and budget friendly, considering the complexity of the roof. 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.
This woodworking project was about 12×24 carport hip roof plans free. If you want to see more outdoor plans, check out the rest of our step by step projects and follow the instructions to obtain a professional result.