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how much wood would i need to build a shelter the size of 30 x 40

i need to build a shelter for my travel trailer and my truck 30 x 40 how much wood will i need
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Posted 2017-08-22T22:58:55+0000  by tmirly tmirly

Hello tmirly and welcome to the Community.


More details are need to answer your question.  What do you mean by shelter, a garage?  How tall do you need it to be?  What size entry is required? Will it be a temporary or permanent structure?


Home Depot carries a variety of possible shelters for your properties. They range from open sided carports, a Garage kits or a 40’ x 50’ pole barn.


Click on this LINK to see many options.

 Garage in a Box



30 ft. x 40 ft. x 12 ft. Garage


40 ft. x 50 ft. x 12 ft. Wood Pole Barn

If you want to design and build it to your own specifications, I think the best place to start, would be to go to the local building department of your town and find out what they will allow you to build.  They will be able to give you all the requirements you will need to meet.  From there we could start to determine the amount and types of material need to build your “shelter”.

The Contractor sales associate, at your local Home Depot store have computer programs that can design a garage or a pole barn to your specifications.


Thank you for your inquiry.



Posted 2017-08-24T13:44:39+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
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