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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Rebuilt Porch- Before and After

If you'll remember from earlier in the week, when I was first introduced to this lovely porch it was sagging considerably. Further inspection showed that it was built without an all-important ridge beam and now the decorative brackets were supporting the weight, for now...

The cure for this was to completely remove the porch and rebuild a new one, trying to match the old one as much as possible. Here are the steps I took:

Dismantle the old porch (this post)
Reframe a new porch with a ridge beam (this post)
Install roofing to match up to the house (this post)
Trim the porch with beadboard, drip cap & wood siding (this post)

That brings us to the end where I prepped and painted the porch an army-green color to match the upper dormers. It got a coat of primer and 2 coats of paint. It was looking pretty sharp and, best of all, level! The porch is now well-supported and the brackets are once again just for looks.

It was a fun project. Now on to the next...


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