This step by step diy project is about carport attached to the house plans. I had a request to design a simple wooden carport that is attached to my 24×24 garage plans. This carport has a 11×24 footprint and it features a 6×6 framing with 2×6 rafters. This carport has a roof with a 10 degree slope. 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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1 Car Carport Attached to the House Plans
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- A – 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 78 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′ long TOP BEAM
- C – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
- D – 2 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 12′ long LEDGER
- E – 19 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′ long RAFTERS
- F – 8 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ long, 2 pieces – 4’x4′ long ROOF
- G – 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′ long, 2 pieces – 8′ long, 2 pieces – 49″ long TRIMS
- H – 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′
- 19 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 9 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 2 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 300 sq ft of tar paper, 300 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 3 anchor base
- beam to post connectors
- structural screws for connectors
- strong tie T
- rafter ties
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 3 1/2″ lag screws
- 8″ screws, 5 1/2″ screws
- 2″ brad nails
- wood glue, stain/paint
- wood filler
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Concrete mixer, Post hole digger
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Building an attached carport – 11×24 DIY Plans
The first step of the project is to set the posts for the wooden attached carport. Use batter boards and string to layout the posts for the carport.
You can set the posts in concrete or you can pour 3′ deep footings and use posts anchors. Considering this is a light outdoor project, you can set the posts to anchors. That is why, these plans are designed having that assumption in mind (concrete anchors). Make sure you let the concrete to dry out for a few day, before installing the posts into place. Use temporarily braces to secure the posts until you attach the plates.
Next, remove the temporarily braces that held vertical the posts. Use a circular saw to cut the top of the posts so they are perfectly level one with another. Use 6×6 lumber for the top plates. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 6×6 lumber for the braces. Cut both ends of the braces at 45 degrees, using a miter saw. Plumb the posts and attach the braces into place with 5 1/2″ screws.
Use 2×8 lumber for the ledger beams. This roof has a 10 degree slope. If you want to change the roof slope, you need to change the height of the ledger beams.
Use a spirit level to make sure the beams are horizontal. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ lag screws, every 16″ into the studs.
Use 2×6 lumber for the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.
Fit the rafters to the attached carport, every 16″ on center. Fit the rafters to the top of the ledgers. Use rafter ties to lock the rafters into place.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheeting. Lay the sheets and align the edges flush. Leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the sheets into place tightly, every 8″ along the framing.
Use 1×8 lumber for the roof trims. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place.
Cut and fit the trims to the sides of the carport.
Cover the roof with tar paper, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Then install the asphalt shingles starting with the bottom of the roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions, so you can install the roofing properly.
You should take a look over my 24×24 garage plans and 16×24 garage plans, because you can easily add this carport to them. In this manner, you will have a garage with a side carport and shelter mare than one car.
This project can be built in less than one week and it can also be used as a patio cover. I recommend you to read the local building codes before starting the project, so you make sure you comply with the local building codes. If you build this carport attached to the double garage, you will have a nice shaded area that will be perfect for a car or for woodworking outside.
This woodworking project was about attached carport 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.