This step by step diy project is about carport with storage plans. This is PART 2 of the carport with storage project, where I show you how to attach the roofing sheets and how to take care of the finishing details in a neat manner. 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.
Carport with Storage Roof Plans
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- C – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 113 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 144″ long 15xTRUSS
- F – 2 piece of 1×4 lumber – 80″ long, 1 piece – 43″ long JAMB
- F – 1 piece of T1-11 siding – 36″x80″ long, 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 36 ” long, 2 pieces – 73″ long, 1 piece – 29″ long DOOR
- G – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 6 pieces – 45″ long SUPPORTS
- I – 6 pieces of T1-11 siding – 40 1/4″x48″ long, 3 pieces – 48″x57 1/4″ long GABLE ENDS
- G – 8 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 113 3/4″ long, 28 pieces of – 15″ long OVERHANGS
- K – 10 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 48″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 37 1/4″x48″ long, 2 pieces – 18 3/4″x98″ long, 2 pieces – 18 3/4″x12″ long, 2 pieces – 48″x85 1/4″ long, 6 pieces – 14″x96″ long, 2 pieces – 14″x37 1/4″ long ROOF
- L – 600 sq ft of tar paper, 600 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- M – 2 pieces – 344″ long, 4 pieces – 116″ long TRIMS
- 15 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 38 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 10′
- 5 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 16′
- 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 10′
- 6 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 6 pieces of T1-11 siding
- 3 pieces of 1/2″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 18 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 600 sq ft of tar paper, 600 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
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- PART 1: Carport with storage plans
- PART 2: Carport with storage roof plans
Building a roof for a carport with storage
Build the rafters for the roof of the carport from 2×6 lumber. Make 35 degree cuts to both ends of the beam.
Lay the rafters on a level surface, so you can assemble the trusses. Make 55 degree cuts to both ends of the bottom rafters. Leave no gaps between the joints.
Use 1/2″ plywood to lock the rafters together tightly. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to secure the gussets to the rafters.
Fit the trusses to the top of the carport, every 24″ on center. Use a spirit level to plumb the trusses and then secure them to the plates with metal connectors.
Attach 2×4 supports to the front and the back of the trusses, so you attach the siding panels.
Cut the T1-11 siding panels and them secure them to the supports with 4d nails.
Build the overhangs for the carport. You can easily adjust the width of the overhangs to suit your needs. Drill pilot holes through the rafters and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the blockings.
Fit the overhangs to the carport, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes and secure the overhangs into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Attach the 3/4″ plywood sheets to the roof. Cut the panels at the dimensions indicated in the plans and then secure them to the rafters with 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a professional result.
Build the end trims from 1×6 lumber. Cut both ends of the trims at 55″ degrees, by making 35 degree cuts.
Attach 1×6 trims to the sides of the carport. Use 1 1/2″ brad nails to secure the trims into place easily.
Cover the roof of the shed with roofing felt, making sure the strips overlap at least 2″. Secure the tar paper to the plywood sheets with roofing staples. Fit the side drip edges over the roofing felt, while the bottom drip edges should be fit under. Afterwards, attach the asphalt shingles to the roof, starting with the left bottom side of the roof. Read the manufacturer’s instructions to understand how to install the shingles into place properly.
Attach 1×4 slats around the opening and secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
Build the door opening from 5/8″ siding. Attach the 1×4 trims to the panel and secure them into place with glue and 1 1/4″ screws.
Fit the doors into the opening and then use hinges and a latch to lock everything together tightly.
Take care of the finishing touches. Apply a few coats of paint or stain to enhance the look of the carport and to get the job done in a professional result.
The carport seen from the back. This construction can match the style of any home.
If you want to combine a carport with the utility of a small shed, this project will suit your needs like a glove. Check out PART 1 of the project to learn more on how to build the frame of the carport and the storage unit.
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