When you repeatedly park your car outside, it becomes susceptible to sun damage not only on the exterior paintwork but also in the interior design. There’s also a possibility of your vehicle getting damaged in natural disasters like storms or heavy rainfall. Also, when you leave your car outside during summer, it becomes an uncomfortable hot box.
What’s the solution? A barn shed. This guide will help you build and design a simple DIY car parking shed in your home.
The shed style is ideal for those with a driveway accommodating two cars. You can also use it to store objects that would otherwise fill your garage or surrounding area.
Step by Step to Building a Shed Style Carport:
*Draft the frame of the carport by measuring what you think will fit your space and needs. Ensure you draft the blade walls to match your frame. If you like, you can have two doorways at each end.
*Construct your framework by joining the 2×4s or other waterproof materials with nails.
*Install the roof of your car shed. Cover it with roofing shingles and felt, and add the drip edge along the perimeter of the carport.
*Install your door trim at both ends or one (depending on your choice). Make sure you leave enough space for a door to fit in.
*Add the wall panels and secure them tightly to your door trims using screws. Make sure they’re vertically placed before screwing them in place, then trim any excess.
Do you have a smaller space? Don’t worry; you can still build and design a carport. This design is perfect for medium-sized vehicles and can be set up in a few days.
Step by Step to Building a Gable Style Detached Car Shed:
*Draft the frame of your Gable car shed by measuring what you think will best fit your space and needs. Make sure you draft the blade wall accurately and a single doorway.
*Carefully construct your framework by using nails to join the 2×4s or any waterproof material you use.
*Install the roof of your car shed. Cover it with roofing felt, add shingles and put a drip edge along the perimeter.
*Using hinges, you can add a window on one side of your car shed’s blade walls. If you do that, ensure the windows are opening inwards.
*Attach the walls of each blade in place while ensuring they’re vertically positioned before nailing them into place. If there is any excess material, nail trim it on the bottom of the wall panels.
If you have a driveway that can accommodate two or more cars, this car shed design is the perfect option. It can also be used to store objects that may otherwise fill up space in your garage or surrounding area.
*Draft an A-shaped with the right dimensions to fit your space and needs. For durability, consider using pressure-treated lumber or any waterproof material.
*Construct the frame of your car shed using screws and build it in place. This is better than building it down and moving it to the permanent space later. This ensures more durability and efficacy.
*Add a door to one side of the shed. Ensure you leave enough space so the door can swing open without hitting the wall.
*Screw one by two on the top of your carport at an exact distance from its edge. This will also help in keeping the wall panels in space.
*Install the wall panels and steady them on the rail you put on the top using screws. Make sure they’re vertically positioned before trimming any excess of the bottom.
Here’s another one for those that have more than enough space. With this design, you can include a garage door and two windows to allow natural light.
*Draft the frame of your garage-style car shed by measuring what will fit your space and meet your needs and make sure the blade walls are drafted to match the design. This type of design can only be put up at one doorway.
*Construct your framework using nails to join the 2×4s or any durable waterproof material.
*Add two windows to each side of the Car shed’s blade wall using pivots. Make sure the windows are opening inwards.
*Attach the walls of the blade in place and ensure they’re vertically positioned before screwing them in place. If there’s any excess material, nail trim it over.
This design is ideal for spacious homes that accommodate a car shed that is spacious enough for two or more vehicles. However, even small homeowners can enact this style.
*Draft an A-frame design car shed with dimensions that will fit your space and needs. It’s recommended you use a durable waterproof material for longevity.
*Construct your A-frame shed using strong 16d nails.
*Measure all sides are squared by adjusting until 90 degrees angle is achieved
*Add a door to one side of your car shed to serve as a passage, leaving enough space for the door to swing open without hitting the hall.
*Nail one1 by two across the height of your car shed, at an exact distance from the edge. This will serve as a rail for keeping the wall panels in place.
*Add a roof and cover it with roofing felt and shingles. Also, install a drip edge along the perimeter of the shed.
*Add the wall panels and secure them to the rail. Make sure they’re vertically placed before nailing them.
*You can add a door and window or leave it as a straight carport with storage space.
Following any above-outlined plans, you’ll have an excellent car shed in less than a week. These car sheds can be built and designed at home without hiring a contractor.