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    Made a Carport!! Just in time for Winter!

    I've been in my Seattle house since 2006, and with no garage, just with a temporary shelter, from Harbor Freight. All though served its purpose, by providing some shelter from the rain and elements, it was extremely light, and any wind would just blow it away. (in fact i have a ding to prove it FTL). In my mind, I wanted to build the ultimate garage, 4 bay, 2 deep, tall enough for a lift.......dreams...*sigh* well i decided to build at least a carport. Pretty inex*****ive. I would estimate around $450 depending how you want to do the roof.

    Here's the plan i used: Single Carport free plans

    Big shout out to Noel for helping out with alot, without him, I couldnt most of it!!!! here are the results:

    Temporary Shelter from Harbor Freight



    Cleared area



    Material Arrives



    Metal Brackets bolt to concrete



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    All boxed up with 2x8



    2x6 rafters



    Corner bracing







    Roofing up



    All cleaned up



    All shingled up



    Enough room for the garbage cans on the side



    Had some left over wood to make a little bench

    Last edited by skoobywrx; 10-26-2008 at 01:48 PM.

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    Where's the rain water gonna go?

    edit: nm, I just skimmed the plans and saw the roof has a slope. cool.

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    now just for the shovel for all that snow. (lol) i gotta get my old car out of the garage and clean it up before winter hits, but i just dont wanna do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vttk_mig69 View Post
    now just for the shovel for all that snow. (lol) i gotta get my old car out of the garage and clean it up before winter hits, but i just dont wanna do it.
    Rarely snows much in Seattle.

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    Looks pretty sturdy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by josnroh View Post
    Looks pretty sturdy.
    +1.

    You have the same jack as I do ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    You have the same jack as I do ...
    OP, you leave your jack and stands outside all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    OP, you leave your jack and stands outside all the time?
    i have..... havent seen any rust, is there something i should be aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skoobywrx View Post
    i have..... havent seen any rust, is there something i should be aware of?
    theft?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUB View Post
    theft?
    nah, no issues with theft......ive left tools and a jack, for a few minutes to go to the store, no issues

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    Now just brick up the side away from the house slowly and you'll eventually have it completely enclosed.

    Good job. I cant wait to by my house and build my shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmsTraumajunke View Post
    Now just brick up the side away from the house slowly and you'll eventually have it completely enclosed...
    Then you can just crawl in and out of that basement window and it's just like a garage!

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    Any plans for walls?

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    Looks very cool, good job

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    Wonder if the landlord will let me build one in my parking space

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