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Garages and Carports (Smart Guide)
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This SmartGuide® shows you how to improve the value of your home with the addition of a new garage or carport.
• More than 390 full-color illustrations
• Over 25 color photographs
• Clear, concise step-by-step instruction
• Tips that help you save time, effort, and money
• Essential information to help you add value to your home
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Detailed, color drawings and easy-to-follow instructions show how to build and finish a garage or carport from the ground up.
This Smart Guide shows readers how to build and finish their own garage or carport from the ground up. The most essential information readers need to successfully handle each task is packed into this concise construction manual. Over 240 detailed drawings and photographs clearly illustrate the step-by-step instruction, which has been written with the do-it-yourselfer in mind. With the help of this Smart Guide, readers can add value to their home while enjoying the greatest possible savings in time, effort, and money. Information on reading blueprints is also included.
This Smart Guide shows readers how to build and finish their own garage or carport from the ground up. The most essential information readers need to successfully handle each task is packed into this concise construction manual. Information on reading blueprints is also included.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Getting Started
Common Sizes for Garages and Carports
Building Department Requirements
Do the Work Yourself?
Chapter 2: Tools & Materials
Layout and Excavation Tools
Cutting and Joining
Other Required Construction Tools
Chapter 3: Siting & Layout
Chapter 4: Foundations
Chapter 5: Framing
Framing a Garage
Building a Carport
Common Header Sizes
Framing the Roof
Chapter 6: Finishing Up
Finished Roofing Materials
Closing Up Walls
Chapter 7: Garage Projects
One-Car Detached Garage with Gable Roof
One-Car Attached Carport with Shed Roof
Two-Car Detached Garage with Truss Roof
One-Car Detached Carport with Gable Roof
Chapter 8: Garage Plans
One-, Two-, and Three-Car Garages
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