my wife has always wanted a house with a big front porch to sit out on. for the past 20years, i kicked the can down the road and promised her i would build her a big front porch, next year. decided to try to get it done before the snow flies this year. got plans approved by city in late september and started work in october, so i know i gotta hustle, and …. pray for good weather. (we were very lucky this year to have had a very long dry fall and non existent early winter. snows h...
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Project of a Lifetime: Demolition and Restoration of a Craftsmen Style Front Porch #1: Second year, progress to date
I love woodworking, heirloom quality woodworking. In my mind, that’s small things in oak and walnut. Carpentry?Not so much. But, when our 10’x40’ front porch began to sink on its footings and crack plaster inside our 1925 home, my wife and I were called out. With a contractor to arrange the really heavy stuff, we began demolition in May 2011. No sympathy sought, work progressed until August 6 when Causalty Notification Officers crossed our porch. Our son was a Ch...
While I was originally planning on making a table saw cabinet for my first big project, I decided to try something a bit less involved to break in my new workshop – a bench for my front porch. I won’t be able to start right away, because I still need some items for my shop before I get started (the arbor washer for my table saw, a scroll saw, and a drill press, all of which are at my father’s house). But I really enjoy planning projects, so I dove right in with that. I loo...
This is the first piece that I would like to build for a complete remodel of our front porch. My wife suggested we add a ramp because our parents are getting older so it could be a nice addition for helping them get in/out of our home. We don’t have a lot of steps, but it can still be a pain, especially if using a wheelchair. The current wood is in very bad shape. The way the posts made, they are very hard to get painted, any water that gets in can wick right up the center of ...
I’ve been really busy trying to learn SketchUp. My Son needs a new front porch on his home. I decided this would be a good way to learn SketchUp. His old concrete steps have been gradually leaning, & it makes the whole house seem crooked. He said if he sits on a step, he feels like he’s going to fall off. This was quite an experience for me, because I’ve used a T-square, & triangles for so long. This project took me an awfully long time, but I learn...
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