How to Build Wood Awnings
Do-It-Yourself Awning Tips
These are photos of a basic wood awning as well as some tips for how to build
wood awnings. This wood awning is built next to a modular home. Our area
building codes require that the awning not be attached to the home. In the
final out come you would not know it is not an attached cover. These are
photos of the project after our wood patio cover was installed. Next, the dry
wall crew came in and hung the ceiling. Then the entire unit had stucco
applied. After the stucco, the painters came in. We left the roof bare OSB. The roofers came and installed felt paper and shingles to match the
roof of the home. The wood awning has now become tied into the home and
does not look like an add on.
You may click on these images for a larger view.
view shows the fascia board installed to blend into the home.
The only thing different here from an attached wood awning are the beam and
posts next to the home. Once these have stucco and paint they are hardly
noticed. On a residential home the header board and rafter hangers can be
attached to your existing framing.
of this wood awning is set the same as the home side. We use
gluelam beams set on 4 x 6 posts. These posts have been 2 x 4 framed and
covered with Hardie board. This adds a lot to the looks of the final
soffit was built separately and attached after the wood cover had been built.
The 2 x 4 at the top of the posts is for the purpose of attaching the drywall.
shows the beam, rafters and rafter hangers on the side next to the home.
On the left is a shed that has been framed and sided. This will also get
textured and painted to match the home.
is another view from the underside. The 2 x 4's over the shed are also for
This should give you a better understanding of how to build a wood awning.
For more how to information see our
page. You may also find this page about
do-it-yourself patio covers
useful. Let us know if you have a project you would like a bid on.
The estimates are free.
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