So I've brought up a thread a while back on this topic, but after cruising the interwebz some I figured I'd see if anyone has any input who regularly buys raw materials to build things. Building a car port in my back yard (side walls, open front and back) and I came across this nifty website called carport.com where you can sort of customize and throw together different dimensions, colors, options. So for a 15' wide x 20' long x 5' (this is just the side wall, not the peak) with closed in walls it would run me about $950.00 shipped for the kit option of DYI. This gets me gray siding to match my house and a black roof to match as well. Now the million dollar question is - can it be done for cheaper going to the stick built route. So far the downsides to consider are; - wooden roof means I will need to install roof shingles - must be treated wood - ??? What do you think? Personally I like wood over metal, but I'm not oppose to the idea because the metal version will match my house (as required by the HOA) and when it rains, who doesn't like listening to rain on a metal roof? So can the same be done for under $1000 via raw wood materials?