This wood hardness list ranks 75 types of wood by their Janka rating. Explore our wood density chart to see which hardwood is the best for your next project! The Janka hardness scale measures the force that’s required to embed a steel ball halfway through a sample of wood. The ball is 0.444 inches in diameter and fired with increasing force. The pounds of force (or newtons if you’re using the metric system) needed to push the ball to the center is the Janka value you end up with. It’s a great way to measure how resistant a piece of wood is to denting and wear. Our Janka wood hardness chart shows how durable certain wood types are.

Modular: A modular building is a structure where the materials are designed and fabricated offsite and then transported to the project location where each part is assembled. Many businesses may choose this method as it allows a larger building to be built more quickly than a traditional building given the parts have already been cut and designed to the proper specs. For the same reasons, it is also an efficient way to build a home.
Yes, we can make metal garages in a custom size, but we’ll charge you for the larger standard size when we do so. For example, let’s say you need a 17-foot-wide garage and the standard widths are either 12 feet or 18 feet. In this case, we’d charge you for the 18-foot model. This rule applies to length as well: If you need the length to be 24 feet and the 26-foot model is too long, we can make the base 24 feet long, but we’ll charge you for the 26-foot model. When figuring out the size you need, remember that when we say 26 feet long, that figure includes a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends, so the exact base is 25 feet long.
We do not allow customers to pick up their metal buildings. However, we do drop off metal buildings at our customers’ homes. Those who make this arrangement with us must assemble their metal garage buildings themselves. We do not recommend this option to customers because we like to supervise the installation ourselves with our professional assembly team. But if you assemble your custom metal building, you’ll save 5% on the metal building installed prices that we quote you. Customers who install their own metal garage buildings are not entitled to the one-year workmanship warranty, however.
At Alan’s Factory Outlet, we have RV shelters for sale made with sturdy metal sheets that wrap around the support structure to create a roof and two partial sides or a roof and one full side. Carports that are partially enclosed provide ventilation while still protecting your property. Another benefit of our partially enclosed RV carports is that you’ll have easy access to your vehicle to clean it, load it, or just climb in for a quick inspection. But if you prefer, we also have affordable RV storage that is entirely enclosed.
Carport plans can lead you down a path of time and effort, while our certified engineered buildings made of high quality steel lead you down a path of convenience. Many applications that call for the use of a portable carport have planning requirements that must be met; and our high quality steel Car ports give you the choice of having a certified carport or a non-certified metal kit. This means that whether you need a custom shelter to cover a boat dock or a standard steel carport to cover cars in a commercial parking lot; we’ve got you covered!Also dont forget about our special utility carport, combining the covereage of a steel carport along with the storage of a shed all in one.
The RV carport prices listed on the Carport Direct website are for a partially covered RV car port building. The prices for these RV covers include 13′ Walls, 14 Gauge Frame, One Center Brace on Every Bow, One 3′ Brace on Every Leg, Concrete or Ground Anchors, Bows/Legs 5′ On Center, & One Panel Down Each Side with J-trim for Strength & Stability. From the customization panel on Carport Direct, you can design a custom configuration according to your needs & specifications specific widths & lengths (more options available just call us), leg height, certification, and more. You can opt for the thicker 12 GA framing, add more garage doors, windows, walk-in doors, framed openings, and choose from a wide list of 14 color options. Carport Direct has conveniently priced a wide selection of Standard Steel RV covers in sizes from 12’ to 24’ wide, & from 26’ to 51’ long, which are suitable for most of our customers. We offer these standard sizes to save you time & money. We can build any custom size in between these sizes. Any custom size is priced the same as the next size up. I.e. a 16′ wide is priced the same as a 18′ wide, a 29′ long would be priced the same as a 31′ long. We also offer a variety of options with our Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing additional panels down the open sides to keep the blowing rain off of your RV or equipment. We also offer additional bracing, ground installation anchors for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, & 12 Gauge frame for higher wind & snow load. Additional height is available for the legs, up to 16′ high. We also offer a variety of options with our Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing additional panels down the open sides to keep the blowing rain off of your RV or equipment. We also offer additional bracing, ground installation anchors for wind certification if not anchored to concrete, & 12 Gauge frame for higher wind & snow load. Additional height is available for the legs, up to 12′ high.
ABSOLUTE STEEL metal garages are available in widths up to 40′ wide; standard lengths start at 20′ and increase in 4’or 5′ increments until you run out of land. Our metal garages are offered in standard heights starting at an eave height of 7.5′ and can be increased in 1′ increments up to a 15.5′ eave height. A 15.5′ eave height can give you clearance of 15′-4″ on a 40′ wide garage!
We also offer a variety of options with our Boxed Eave Style Metal RV Covers. You should consider purchasing an Extended Gable End for the back of your RV Cover. It makes the RV Cover stronger & it comes down even to the 3 Ft. Side Panels to keep the Blowing Rain off the back of your RV. You can also add Helical Ground Anchors, Close One End and/or the Sides To The Ground, & More While Ordering. Select from 13 Color Choices for the Roof, Side Panel, & Trim Colors. We can also build Custom Configurations according to your Needs & Specifications, Including Specific Widths & Lengths.
Carports and More promises to delivery only the highest quality carport to your home or business. carports can be simple to build, but instead of the hassel our customers get professional carport installation no matter what state the steel carport kit is sent to. Whether its California or New York, your carport will be professionally installed. Installation of your portable carport will save you time and ensure that the carport is installed 100% properly. Our goal is to provide the utmost in quality carports and service to the home or business that is in need of metal carports.
If you’re not looking for a fully enclosed portable metal garage, then a metal carport may be the way to go. Metal carports may be left open or partially enclosed, and they are usually very basic in structure, so they’re usually less expensive than metal garages. Triple carports, metal barn lean-to buildings, and 40-foot steel garages are also available options.
There are three types of RV carports – regular roof, a-frame roof, and vertical roof. We provide you with the choice of roof style and wall panel style, all depending on your personal preferences. You are also given the options of a roof-only carport, a carport with panels or a fully-enclosed garage. Your customization options range from the regular style roof (good) to boxed-eave style roof (better) to vertical style (best) that doesn’t allow anything to settle on your paneling. Our RV carports can be built starting at 12′ wide going up to 60’ wide; however, you need to keep in mind that your RV carport cannot be built taller than the width.
Working with General Steel is a collaborative process that ensures that your final product reflects your specific needs. The process starts with a two-way conversation between you and our experienced team. We want to know exactly how you will be using your garage, how it will fit on your property, and your ideas for interior and exterior design, among other factors. We then research the location of the garage to ensure that it’s equipped to withstand the wind and snow loads of your area as well as any insulation requirements.

Driving down the highway, you’ll see a huge variety of logos on the backs of cars, but chances are good that they were made by one of these 15 auto companies, who own and build a vast majority of models on the roads these days. We’ve painted a picture of this worldwide automotive family tree, along with each major conglomerate’s yearly revenue. Find out who owns Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Nissan, Volvo, Maserati, and all of your other favorite car companies. This map of car corporations might surprise you!
Yes, we can make metal garages in a custom size, but we’ll charge you for the larger standard size when we do so. For example, let’s say you need a 17-foot-wide garage and the standard widths are either 12 feet or 18 feet. In this case, we’d charge you for the 18-foot model. This rule applies to length as well: If you need the length to be 24 feet and the 26-foot model is too long, we can make the base 24 feet long, but we’ll charge you for the 26-foot model. When figuring out the size you need, remember that when we say 26 feet long, that figure includes a 6-inch overhang on the front and back ends, so the exact base is 25 feet long.
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Where exactly do different types of wood come from? From which kinds of trees are fancy, expensive hardwoods like mahogany cut, and where in the world do these types of trees exist? Certain wood types are softer and more pliable than others, and the wood grains have a huge variety of colors, from pale birch to red bubinga to dark wenge to verdant greenheart. This wide variety comes from a world of forests, some of which have extremely rare or endangered types of trees. Other woods are common and have many variant species, like pine. Let’s take a moment to admire the huge biodiversity of the earth’s many kinds of trees, including fruit trees, conifers, rare species, and common types of trees you can find in many places throughout the world.
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