Here are the some tips how to make a modern canopy carport, steps by step: find the right material: to find the right material we made some empirical tests. after trying to do it in bamboo, which is not so easy to get in austria , we deceided to take a metarial which seemed to be the most easiest available: reinforcement steel – the bamboo of the modern times. next we had to figure out the best dimensions and intervals. it came out that the best dimension were 20mm. when visiting the biggest steel producing company of austria and telling them about our plans they were calling together the whole office to laugh about us cause nobody ever would be so stupid only to thin about bending steel with this dimension by hand. after this the decision was clear. we were going to build the construction in the way we always wanted : by hand and alone.
we started fixing steel beams with wholes in it on a concrete foundation. then we put in one after the other and bent it from one side to the other. the next step was a very nice one: we had to fix the more than 500 steel intersections with the cable connectors – but the 500 knots did not meen 500 kabel clips – it meant a lot more. now we hat to cut the final shape out of the built construction. and last the construction got his dress made of a lorry tarpaulin. this tutorial from caramel isolde carport – korneuburg 2000