This step by step diy project is about corner covered patio plans. This project consists of a L-shaped covered patio that is the perfect addition to a garage, workshop of even a house, if you need some shade. The roof has 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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Corner Covered Patio – Free DIY Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- A – 7 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 78 1/2″ long POSTS
- B – 4 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′ long, 2 pieces – 138 1/2″ TOP BEAMS
- C – 12 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 36″ long BRACES
- D – 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 12′ long LEDGER
- E – 38 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′ long RAFTERS
- F – 1 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 201 3/4 long HIP RAFTER
- G – 2 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 128 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 112 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 96″ long, 2 pieces – 79 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 63 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 47 1/4″ long, 2 pieces – 31″ long” long JACK RAFTERS
- H – 16 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′ long, 4 pieces – 4’x4′ long, 2 pieces – 48″x95″ long, 4 pieces – 48″x95 1/2″ long ROOF SHEETS
- J – 700 sq ft of tar paper, 700 sq ft of asphalt shingles ROOFING
- K – 4 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 12′, 2 pieces – 142 1/2 TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′
- 4 pieces of 2×8 lumber – 12′
- 36 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 12′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 18′
- 24 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 6 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 8′
- 700 sq ft of tar paper, 700 sq ft of asphalt shingles
- 7 anchor base
- 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
Building a L-shaped Patio Cover
The first step of the project is to set the posts for the wooden covered patio. Use batter boards and string to layout the posts for the carport. Remember that this is a plan, but you can adjust the size of the structure to suit your needs.
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.
Use 6×6 lumber for the top plates. As you can see in the diagram, you need to make notches to some pieces. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas and then remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the surface thoroughly.
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. 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 36″ long 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.
Fit the ledger boards along both sides of the garage / house. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ lag bolts, every 16″ into the studs. Use a spirit level to check if the beams are horizontal.
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 2×6 lumber for the hip rafter. Use a miter saw to make a 7 degree cut to one end of the beams.
Fit the hip rafter to the covered patio, as shown in the diagram. Use rafter ties to secure the beam into place tightly.
Use 2×6 lumber for the jack rafters. Use a miter saw to make compound cuts to one end of the rafters. Make a 10 degree miter cut and a 47 degree bevel cut. Use a circular saw to
Cut the rest of the jack rafters, a shown in the diagram.
Fit the jack rafters to the top of the covered patio. Place the jack rafters every 16″ on center. Use screws and rafter ties to lock the rafters into place tightly.
Use 3/4″ plywood for the roof sheets. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the sheets. Insert 1 5/8″ screws, every 8″ along the framing. Use a circular saw to make the cuts, as shown in the diagram.
Use 1×8 lumber for the roof trims. Align the edges flush and insert 2″ nails into the rafters. Leave no gaps between the trims.
Fit the trims to the sides of the covered patio.
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, because you can easily add this covered patio to them. In this manner, you will have a garage with a covered patio on two sides. This shelter is ideal if you want to work outside and be protected from the elements.
This project can be built in less than one week. I recommend you to read the local building codes before starting the project, so you make sure you comply with the local requirements If you build this next to the double garage, you will have a nice shaded area that will be perfect for a car or for woodworking outside.
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