The Kootenay wood and steel carport combines the natural beauty of wood with the strength and durability of steel. This sturdy DIY steel carport timber frame kit system provides you with the right size and quantity of high strength powder coated steel roof, trusses, post boots, braces and fasteners. Due to size and weight, it is best that you provide the wood 6x6 posts, 2x6 purlins and 2x10 beams from your local hardware store to our specs provided. An eaves trough can also be attached on each side.
NOTES: We ship from Kelowna BC and Toronto Ontario and welding is Canadian Standard Association approved (CSA). Lead time varies by season but is typically 6 to 8 weeks from order to delivery. We do not provide engineered stamped drawings, these depend on your specific geographic area and building inspector.
This timber frame style wood and steel carport provides a snow load rating estimated at over 90 pounds per square foot (assuming steel 26 gauge roof) although you are responsible for permitting in your area. Our patented and CSA approved welded steel trusses, post boots and brackets support a 26 gauge ribbed metal roof. Please note that we can not provide an engineers stamp since each region and installation is different, but we do provide required drawings for permits further below. We ship from Kelowna B.C. and Toronto Ontario to the rest of Canada, but would have to quote your location with an address provided. Timing from order is currently averaging 6 to 10 weeks from ordering steel, welding and powder coating to delivery. Contact us for more information or with any questions.
Trusses, Brackets & Boots
2 inch square steel powder coated trusses (1/8th inch thick)
10 or 12 foot inside width between 8 foot high 6x6 posts
4/12 roof slope is optimal for high snow load areas
bead welded brackets for mounting onto the wood frame
14" high steel boots for anchoring and protection
designed for 90+ pounds per square foot snow load
powder coated steel in charcoal grey
carriage bolts, screws and leg anchor bolts included
6 Steel Braces (4 end post, 2 double middle post braces)
#8 1/4" wide x 1 1/2" treated wood screws x 100
1/2" wide x 9" long carriage bolt with nut/washer x 20 (18+2 extra - NOTE: Only 3 bolts per post are required, despite 6 holes - ensure to use holes furthest away from 2x12 ends)
1/2" wide x 7" long carriage bolt with nut/washer x 14 (12 + 2 extra)
1/2" wide x 2 1/2" long carriage bolt with nut/washer x 24
1/2" concrete anchors/bolts (6 posts x 4 each) x 24
You Supply Wood
Grade 1 or 2 Lumber (SPF - untreated)
6x6 posts - 6 @ 8 feet height (5 1/2" x 5 1/2" nominal size fits boots/trusses but you may wish to get 6"x6" posts and trim down 1/4" on each side - this also helps water not seep into boots given overhang)
2x12 beams - 2 @ 2x12s (16 ft)
2x6 purlins - 10 @ 2x6s (20 ft)
ASSEMBLY: 2 people, 2 or 3 days for a 12x20 carport
NOTES: You must drill holes in posts and beams and cut all wood to length as per permit drawings provided. Also a good idea to order 5% extra wood and roofing to account for possible flaws/warping/damage.
Total Cost Estimate for 12x20 Finished Carport: $5K average.