This step by step diy project is about carport with storage plans. I have designed this carport so that you can park one car easily into place. Moreover, I have attached a 6×12 storage unit to the carport, so you can store tires and other items and to protect them from the elements. Read the local codes and make modifications to comply with the requirements, if necessarily. 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 Plans
Cut + Shopping Lists
- A – 10 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 11′ long POSTS
- B – 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 306 1/2″ long RAILS
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 61″ long, 4 pieces – 87″ long 2xSIDE WALL
- D – 1 piece of 2×4 lumber – 133″ long, 7 pieces – 92 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 75″ long, 4 pieces – 12″ long, 2 pieces – 39″ long, 1 piece – 67 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 29 3/4″ long FRONT WALL
- D – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 133″ long, 7 pieces – 92 1/2″ long BACK WALL
- E – 9 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 48″x96″ long SIDING
- 10 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 12′
- 2 pieces of 6×6 lumber – 26′
- 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 12′
- 29 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 9 pieces of T1-11 5/8″ siding – 4’x8′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws
- 4d nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- post anchors (optional)
- beam to post connectors
- structural screws for connectors
- strong tie T
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
- PART 1: Carport with storage plans
- PART 2: Carport with storage roof plans
Building a single car carport with storage
The first step of the project is to lay out the posts for the carport with storage. Use batten boards and string to determine the location for the posts. Make sure the diagonals are equal and apply the 3-4-5 rule to the four corners to check if they are right-angled.
Dig 3′ deep holes into the ground and then pour a 2″ layer of gravel, so you level the bottom. Compact the gravel thoroughly, before fitting the 6×6 posts into place. Next, you need to plumb them with a spirit level and use temporarily braces, so you lock it into place. Fill the holes with concrete and let it set up for a few days. In addition, make sure the posts are 95 1/2″ above the ground.
Use 6×6 lumber for the top rails, as well. Mark the cut lines on the rails and then make the notches with a circular saw. Make parallel cuts inside the marked areas 2″ deep and then remove the excess materials with a chisel. Smooth the recess with a sandpaper.
Fit the rails to the top of the posts and secure them into place with 5 1/2″ screws, after drilling pilot holes. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the corners are square.
Build the frames for the sides of the shed unit. Cut the components from 2×4 lumber and then lock them together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the plates and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the studs. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Assemble the back wall in the same manner described above.
Assemble the front wall for the storage unit, using the information from the diagram. As you can easily notice in the plans, you need to frame the door opening. Use 2×6 lumber for the double header.
Lay 4×4 plates over the bottom of the
Fit the walls frames into place align align the flush into place. Drill pilot holes through the plates and through the end posts and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Attach 5/8″ T1-11 siding panels to the back of the storage unit. Align the edges flush and then secure them into place with 4d nails. Insert the nails every 8″ along the framing.
Attach the siding panels to the sides of the shed, as well. Leave no gaps between the sheets for a neat result.
Fit the panels to the front wall of the storage unit, as well. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to cut out a door opening.
Make sure you check out PART 2 of the carport with storage shed plans, so you learn how to build the roof and to take care of the finishing touches,
This is a simple project you should be able to build in a few days without much effort. This single car carport has a nice 6×12 storage unit attached, so you can store tires and other car parts. Check out PART 2 of the project to learn more on how to build the roof for the carport.
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What is the cost to build this yourself? and what would the cost be to have someone build it?
You have a materials list to compute the cost of the materials. If you hire someone to build it, it will probably charge the cost of the materials.
Just what I was looking for. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
Good luck. Looking forward to seeing your projects!
What’s the outside width dimensions including the overhangs/eves? Need this info to see if it would sit along side a manufactured home on a 40′ wide lot. Thanks
Hello great plan just what I was looking for but would like to build this with a 12×16 foot enclosed shop instead of a 12×6 foot storage area, any suggestions, thanks . also what is the actual roof pitch?