This step by step diy project is about simple carport plans. I had several requests on designing a large single car carport, so it can shelter larger vehicles. Therefore, I have come up with this design, which consists of a 16×22 wooden carport. Make sure you read the local building codes before starting the project, so you get aware of the legal requirements and make the necessarily adjustments. 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 Single Carport Plans
- A – 8 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8′ long POSTS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 22′ long SUPPORTS
Large single carport plans
The first step of the free standing carport project is to lay out the carport in a professional manner. Build batter boards and use string to layout everything in a professional manner. Apply the 3-4-5 rule to every corner and make sure the diagonal are equal, otherwise the corners won’t be square.
You can set the posts in concrete (about 3′ deep – make sure you read the local building codes for accurate information) or you can pour footing and use posts anchors. If you live in an area affected by hurricanes, it would be better to set the posts in concrete.
Use a post hole digger to make 15″ holes in diameter and 3′ deep. Pour a 2″ layer of concrete on the bottom of the holes so you level them. Fit the tube forms and then the 6×6 posts. Use a spirit level to make sure the posts are plumb and then secure them temporarily into place with braces. Fill the tubes with concrete and let it dry out as shown on the bags.
After fitting the 6×6 posts to the sides of the carport, you need to attach the 2×8 support beams. Clamp the 2×8 beams into place and then make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes through the beams and posts and then insert 7″ carriage bolts. Use at least 2 bolts for each joint.
Use 2×6 lumber for the braces, especially if you live in a windy area. These braces will add support to the frame of the carport. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees and then smooth the edges flush. Fit the braces into place and then lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
This large single carport features an elegant design, having a roof with a 45 degree slope. You can adjust the slope of the roof, if you live in areas with warm weather and low in precipitations.
Please take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you learn more on how to build the carport roof. With little modifications, you can even create a storage space under the roof, so you can use the space efficiently.
This woodworking project was about 16×22 single carport plans. 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.