The main purpose of a door awning is to protect from harsh sunlight. A door awning provides shade for your door whether it is hot or cold outside. We found a couple of DIY door awning plans that you can build.
Whether you have a front or back door, or you are looking for a metal, wooden, or PVC door awning, you will find the perfect one for your door. Are you ready? Let’s begin.
1. DIY Tiny House Awning
The creator was creative with this awning design. He bulky a small house and decided to make an awning at the door. The awning has an angle iron that supports the wood piece that covers the door area. It was also painted white to match the sides of the awning. The first thing to do is to make a design of the house with the awning on top. If you are not good with creating 3d images with software then, you can just make a rough sketch on paper. You need to cut out some wood pieces for the end sides of the awning ur building. The creator worked progressively and the task looks seamlessly easy.
2. How To Make A Simple Porch Awning
To create this simple small porch awning for your door, you need to break apart a few pallet kinds of wood. Use a table saw and a miter saw to cut the pallet wood, you can check the link to learn more about the dimensions. So technically, a pallet wood was used for the frame, and for the roof, a piece of scrap material will do. The making the processor super easy, the video wasn't in time-lapse so every detail was seen and understood.
3. DIY Corrugated Metal Awning
This Is a pretty affordable and simple project to build. The corrugated metal awning is both from last and it's easy to build from scratch for even for beginners, and this project will cost a total of $60. Here are a few materials you'll need, a miter saw, corrugated metal, multi-purpose snips, sanding block, metal roofing screws, Kreg jig pocket holes, 2x4 wood, and a few other important materials. This is one of the coolest and easiest builds on this list. Even as a beginner making a metal awning for the first time, you can do this with ease.
4. Corrugated Metal Awning DIY
This is a cool, fun project that won't take up much of your time. Once you have the required materials ready, your first building step will be to cut your pieces of the metal iron stripes, assemble triangles, assemble and hang the frame, attach your corrugated metal on top and screw it firm to the metal frame and you're good to go. It's that quick and easy to build.
5. PVC Door Awning
Here is an amazing door awning made from PVC pipe and PVC pipe fittings. You need PVC pipe, PVC end caps, PVC elbows, acrylic sheet, PVC T joints, PVC shoes, and screws. For the tools, you need a hammer, screwdriver, PVC cutting saw, measuring tape, and a drilling machine. The next thing to do is to cut the pipes to the required size. Check the guide to learn more about the dimensions and measurements. Then, prepare the upper, lower, and back frame and attach them all to form for awning before you now talk about attaching your roof.
6. How To Build A Wood Awning Over A Door
This is quite a large and bulky door awning, but it's also a way to build, regardless of how it looks. You will need a lot of materials for this project, hence it will cost you as well. You need a pry bar, galvanized roofing nails, carpenter's level, felt paper, anchor plate or bolt, plywood, concrete mix, drip edge, asphalt roof shingles, and much more. Once you have all these materials ready, start building the frame and proceed from there to finish the entire project.
7. DIY Back Door Awning
This awning is super easy to build. All you need are a few essential supplies like an awning fabric, the creator got he's for £20, wall plugs, drill, screws, paint (optional), needle and thread, thin pieces of strong wood, a staple gun, and so on. Once you have these materials on the ground and ready to go, start by making the frame that will be hung on the wall for the fabric to be easily and neatly placed on top. The rest of the steps are easy to complete.
8. DIY Front Door Awning
This will cover your front door and protect your building from rain or any harsh weather if you decide to leave your door open on sunny days. To get a brand new awning will cost about $500 to $1000, but with just a few materials you can build this project for $25 in purchasing the materials needed. The creator used PVC pipes to create the frame for the fabric to cover later. The PVC frame is also not too conspicuous.
9. DIY Corrugated Metal Awning
You know, you can also make a corrugated metal awning that is used indoors. At your window in your room or anywhere else. It can also be used for decoration to make the room and house have a different look altogether. The awning is super easy to build because the awning is at a window and it will be relatively small. The creator took his time to create pocket holes on the wood and cut down the wood to several sizes that will fit into each other and form your frame.
10. How To Install An Awning
The awning is a great way to protect your door and windows from harsh elements, and this particular awning in the video tutorial is UV resistant, easy to assemble, and install. This awning consists of a metal sheet, aluminum rails, aluminum tape, brackets, and other hardware tools. To finish everything off, you'll need an all-weather silicone sealer. The creator simply bought all those tools and materials and assembled them, then installed them at the top of the door he wanted it to be. This guide is quite expensive if you're going to buy all those materials and tools just to make a door awning.
11. DIY Door Metal Awning
This door awning is quite bigger than the previous ones on this list of door awnings. It's also an expensive project to embark on. You'll spend about $220 just for the materials for the job. You need a classic metal roof rib panel, lag bolts, metal drip edge, and metal screws. The downside of this video tutorial is that the creator didn't show how this awning was made, he just gave a few words of information and instructions on how this metal awning should be built.
12. How To Make A Wooden Door Canopy
This is not your regular door awning this is a door canopy. It still acts as a door awning but the way it's built makes it look more like a canopy. Wood was the main ingredient used to make this, and a few other tools that you might probably have at home if you're a woodworker. Although you don't need expert woodworking skills to build this, you can still be restricted with inefficient tools. Check the link to learn more. The making process is easy and simple to follow.
13. How To Build A Patio Door Awning
This video tutorial features a lot of door awnings that you might be scared to build because of how complex and intimidating they could be. Among the awnings that were shown, the patio door awning is one of the coolest and easy-to-build projects. To choose the one you want you should check the link video description and see more about the patio, how and where to purchase the materials to build one. From the beginning to the end of this 5 minutes video tutorial, the creator highlighted a lot of awning projects, not sure if they were made by him, but they seemed doable and functional, something that you can do if you want to give it a try.
A DIY door awning is one project that might take some time to build. The earlier you start, the closer you get to finishing. You can also build an awning for your windows using the same method. I hope this article was helpful to you. Please share this article with your friends and family who would want to build an awning for their doors.