Category Archives: Front Porch

Porch flooring…

The final bit of KDAT (Kiln Dried After Treatment) tongue and groove porch flooring lumber finally came in…so I vowed that unless I got smited (smote?) by a major god (me and Thor may still be having a duel…our status … Continue reading

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We have curvage!

The front porch deck framing is complete…and it was a bear. There’s a curve on the house there, and the outer porch is curved as well…and due to the framing of the round parlor room, several beams exit into the … Continue reading

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One, two…

Making a *tapered* column plumb on a curvy Victorian house that wasn’t necessarily built square/plumb in the first place is a challenge…but column # 1 was installed on Friday. I also cut column # 2 to length and embarked on … Continue reading

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Column prep…part the first.

Okay, on the agenda this weekend, box in the box beam and install a couple columns. Sounds simple doesn’t it? It’s not. The sheer amount of steps required in prepping a column take up a lot of time…fiddly work…but important … Continue reading

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Slaughter

Didn’t get much done this weekend since we were too busy getting thoroughly rained upon…seriously…something like 12 inches in 48 hours. Fortunately, Serious Roof is serious…and I can’t tell you how happy I am that all the rain stays on … Continue reading

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Serious Door is Serious…

Some of you that have been following along may recall WAY back when I corrected/rebuilt the mess that was the back wall/rear entry of the Old Vic (here). We ended up installing some French Doors that came with the house … Continue reading

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Progress…

Why yes, you CAN get more done without killing yourself when the temperatures are milder. We had gorgeous weather for, well, pretty much anything this weekend. So I, of course, worked on the porch. Turns out…other than completely reframing the … Continue reading

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Hot stuff…

Getting the porch deck down was on the agenda for this weekend. It didn’t get finished. The deck is 4″ tongue and groove (actually covers 3″ swath). Old house folks are often strangely snobbish about materials to use…you’ll hear something … Continue reading

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A porch is a porch of course of course…

The goal this weekend was ambitious…and as usual…the result was mixed. I’m happy with what I got done, but hoped to get a little further. Due to the heat and humidity, it’s vital to get started early. Shorty the Corgi…otherwise … Continue reading

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Piers set…

I didn’t get as far on the framing as I would have liked this weekend…with Mike’s help I got the front beam for the porch built, the piers set and filled with concrete…and the old bodarc pilings removed. The heat … Continue reading

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