Carport Shed

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More than a few years ago (2011 to be exact), I wrote a post about historic detached carports and included some designs of our own that we thought would be fun to build and useful in a variety of situations. Like many of my random design exercises, none of the sketches were built, until now. And I must say that it looks even better in real life than in my head.

A customer in the oldest city in the US, St. Augustine contacted us and was interested in replacing a rather rickety open garage behind her new-to-her 1920s bungalow. We started with some garage designs, but didn’t find the right solution until we dusted off the carport/ shed sketches and found something that fit both the site and the customer’s needs.

The existing garage had seen better days.

The main house is a wonderful shingled-sided gable bungalow with a shed dormer.

The design for the new building created half storage shed and half covered parking area, with elements that match the main house, like eave brackets and exposed rafter tails.

Building the carport shed in our shop in Brooksville.

Historic Shed built the new carport shed on the same footprint as the old garage, which is adjacent to an alley.

The building is 20′ wide, with half used for locked storage and half for covered parking.

The yard side of the shed has a single door for access to the storage.

The carport ceiling has tongue and groove v-joint wood.

Eave brackets complement the main house.

The Historic Shed Carport Shed is a nice alternative to a fully enclosed garage or a standard shed, providing both covered parking and storage.

We are now offering plans for the Carport Shed for sale online for the DIYer or those not located in Florida: Carport Shed Construction Plans

Posted on December 14, 2017 11:16 am

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