Category Archives: Carpentry/Structure

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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We were walking on what now?

This weekend we got the second segment of porch header installed, and started to work on the porch deck and structure. The first part of the project is the 20′ straight (as in not deliberately curved…”straight” would be a hard … Continue reading

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In this episode of “What’s holding that up?”…

So, last weekend I built and installed the first replacement box beam holding up my front porch. This weekend I started on the next segment. This required a couple more jack posts and some fiddling around to get the weight … Continue reading

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First segment installed…

Y’all might recall that Saturday, I built a box beam for the front porch header…and prepped it for install…all the while managing not to kill anybody or destroy anything (major). We installed it Sunday! The first segment is a success! … Continue reading

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Boxing wompy-jaws….

So, in my epic quest to actually GET STARTED on the front railings…I’ve begun to tackle the structural issues on the front porch. I want this stuff to be straight when I add railings. Here’s what I’m up against…the porch … Continue reading

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Can of worms = open.

Y’all may recall the massive roof project we did earlier this year. Since, of course, no good deed goes unpunished, when we notified our insurance company that we’d installed a new roof their response was something like, “Meh. Install porch … Continue reading

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Rail details

More railing work…got the siding repaired and flashed. Installing the last rail section: We like the look. Now, just need to do something about that sea of Crapsman mowers… On the “Why things cost more front”…this is about $100 worth … Continue reading

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Railing progress…

Worked on the railings again this weekend…I only have one section left on the deck side of the house…well…that is…if ya don’t count the trim, priming, painting, and other fiddlings around that will still be left to do… There is … Continue reading

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Deck work…

Part Two of the 8-billion part railing saga… You may recall in this post that I started the railing project on The Old Vic…of course…that means doing lots of stuff other than railings. We had always intended the deck to … Continue reading

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