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14×14 Lean to Patio Cover Plans

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This step by step diy project is about 14×14 lean to patio cover plans. This lean to has a 2:12 pitch and it can be both used as a carport or as a patio cover. This is a simple project that you can build as a DY project and extent the living space of your home. Take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans, if you want to get more building inspiration.

A 14×14 patio cover provides ample shade and protection for outdoor gatherings, making it an ideal addition to any backyard. Its spacious dimensions offer a comfortable and stylish shelter from the sun and elements.

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.

 

 

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Cut & Shopping List

Tools

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Concrete mixer, Post hole digger

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

Time

One week

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Building an attached carport – 14×14 DIY Plans

Laying-out-the-posts

Laying-out-the-posts

The first step of the project is to set the 6×6 posts for the wooden attached carport. Use batter boards and string to layout the posts for the 14x14carport. After laying out the posts, measure the diagonals and make adjustments until they are perfectly equal.

Posts

Posts

As you can notice in the diagram, you need to make notches to the top of the posts. Set the blade for a circular saw at 1 1/2″ and then make parallel cuts inside the marked areas. Use a hammer and a chisel to clean the recess and smooth the surface.

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

Anchoring the posts of the anchor

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).

Dig the holes and set the 14″ tube forms. Fill the tubes with concrete and set the post 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.

Installing the posts

Installing the posts

Use a laser level / water level to make sure the top of the posts are at the same level.

Support-beams-design

Support-beams-design

We need 2×10 lumber for the support beams. Make decorative cuts to both ends of the beams and smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Fitting-the-double-support-beams

Fitting-the-double-support-beams

Continue the project by attaching the support beams to the top of the posts. See the 12″ overhangs on the sides. Plumb the posts and make sure the beams are horizontal. Drill pilot hole and insert 6″ carriage bolts to lock the beams into place. Use 2 bolts for each joint. Make sure you add washers and a nut to tighten the bolts.

Attaching-the-braces

Attaching-the-braces

Use 6×6 lumber for the braces. Make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the braces and then secure them into place with 5 1/2″ screws (at least 2 screws for joint).

Laying-out-the-ledger

Laying-out-the-ledger

Next, we need to attach the 2×10 ledger to the house. Make sure you set the 2×10 ledger directly into the framing structure with 4 1/2″ lag screws with washers (or longer, depending to the house structure). Use a spirit level to check if the ledger is horizontal.

Attaching-the-ledger-boards

Attaching-the-ledger-boards

Drill pilot holes and insert the screws to lock it into place tightly (see your local codes for more info on how to secure the ledger). Insert 3 screws into each stud.

 

 

Building the lean to roof

Rafter design

Rafter design

Use 2×10 lumber for the rafters. Make a 7 degree cut to one end of the rafters. Mark the cut lines on the beams and then get the job done with a circular saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper.

Rafter-hangers

Rafter-hangers

 

Attaching-the-rafters

Attaching-the-rafters

Fit the rafters to the attached patio cover, every 24″ on center. Fit the rafters to the ledger beams using rafter hangers and 1 1/2″ structural screws. Use rafter ties and 1 1/2″ structural screws to lock the rafters to the support beams.

To attach rafters with rafter hangers, first, position the hangers along the support beams at the desired spacing, ensuring they are level and aligned. Next, place the rafters into the hangers, making sure they fit snugly, and then secure them with appropriate nails or screws to create a sturdy and reliable patio cover structure.

Fitting-the-purlins

Fitting-the-purlins

Fit the 1×4 purlins to the top of the patio cover. Place the purlins every 24″ on center and secure them to the rafters with 2 1/2″ screws. We need these purlins so we can install the metal roofing sheets.

Front-roof-trims

Front-roof-trims

Use 1×6 lumber for the roof trims. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails to lock them into place.

Side-roof-trims

Side-roof-trims

Cut and fit the trims to the sides of the carport. See the 7 degree cut to one end.

Installing-the-roof-flashing

Installing-the-roof-flashing

In addition, install a flashing at the intersection of the roof to the wall. The flashing will waterproof the joint and prevent water leaks. Make sure you ask directions from the roof manufacturer, so you use the best solution to seal the wall to roof joint (see if it’s installed under or over the roof sheets).

Start by measuring the area where the flashing will be installed and cut the metal flashing to the appropriate size using tin snips or a metal cutting tool. Clean the surface where the flashing will be attached and ensure it is dry and free of debris. Apply a layer of construction adhesive to the back of the flashing and press it firmly against the wall, aligning it with the desired position. Secure the flashing in place with galvanized nails or screws, ensuring they are evenly spaced and driven flush with the surface.

Finally, inspect the installation for any gaps or loose sections, making any necessary adjustments. With careful attention to detail and adherence to safety precautions, you’ll successfully install metal wall flashing to provide protection and enhance the durability of your walls.

Setting-the-roof-sheets

Setting-the-roof-sheets

Installing metal roof sheets as a beginner involves several important steps. First, prepare the roof surface by ensuring it is clean and free of any debris. It’s also necessary to install an underlayment to provide a moisture barrier and improve insulation. Next, accurately measure and cut the metal sheets to fit the roof dimensions using tin snips or a metal cutting tool.

When attaching the sheets, start at one corner of the roof and align the first sheet with the edge. Secure it using roofing screws with rubber washers, spacing them appropriately along the edges and center.

Repeat this process for the remaining sheets, overlapping each one by about 2 inches to ensure proper water drainage. Finally, carefully inspect the installation for any loose screws or gaps, making any necessary adjustments. It’s crucial to prioritize safety by following guidelines, wearing protective gear, and seeking professional help if needed.

14x14 Attached Carport MOP

14×14 Attached Carport MOP

Last but not last, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood putty and let it dry for several hours. Smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper and apply a few coats of stain to enhance the natural look of lumber and to protect the components from the elements.

14x14 Attached Carport - side view

14×14 Attached Carport – side view

Installing a 14×14 patio cover not only enhances the aesthetics of your outdoor space but also adds significant value to your property. This investment increases the usability of your patio, allowing for year-round enjoyment and potential space for entertaining, which can be a key selling point for potential buyers.

Additionally, it offers a cost-effective way to boost your home’s curb appeal, ultimately increasing its resale value in the real estate market.

14x14 Attached Carport - front view

14×14 Attached Carport – front view

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. If you want to get the Premium Plans, see the GET PDF PLANS button bellow.

 

 

This woodworking project was about 14×14 attached patio cover 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.

 

 

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