|Project by SteveC||posted 06-30-2009 12:55 AM||4352 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
Just completed, front porch in eastern white pine.
All lumber purchased green and kiln dried & heat treated in my backyard kiln.
Overall lenght = 32ft
Beam box = 12”
Main posts = 12” lower/7.5” upper
Intermidiate posts = 5.5”
All trim shop made
Ceiling T&G (shop made)
Finish: Chemcraft EasySpray spray only stain (NO blotching :))
Top Coat: Chemcraft D-Dur post cat exterior polyurethane, 2 coats at about 5-6 wet mils
Trim sprayed wet on wet, hand rails and other parts that would be touchable were sanded between coats.
This took a while to build, about 2 months from start to finish. Assembly alone was 2 full weekends plus a bit.
All components were pre-finished in shop, inside/back sides of all components were top coated as well.
Makes quite a difference on the house.
Stairs will make even more of a difference..lol!
-- Steve in Kemptville On. Canada