|Project by Chauffeur||posted 09-06-2016 03:21 AM||1888 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
Last year, we finally added a covered porch to the home we’ve lived in for the past 10 years.
The ceiling is clear pine tongue and groove bead board. Used a conditioner to prevent blotching, applied some cherry dye, and then topped with several coats of an water based satin exterior poly. The boards were finished before installation. The install took several weekends; primarily due to the height of the ceiling.
The outdoor cabinet and the back door are both white oak. For stability purposes, rift cut was used for the door. Used the same conditioner and dye again, but both of these were topped with a marine grade spar varnish (as they will be exposed to the elements). The counter top is a piece of granite that I found on one of those by and sell apps. It was originally someone’s kitchen island; the cabinet was sized to the granite to avoid milling charges.
The drop down TV is basically a drawer (with slides) driven by a linear actuator. Cable management was a bit of a challenge, but all is hidden in the self contained unit. A switch just outside of the backdoor initiates the opening and closing. The door to right of the TV is merely an access closet.
First time for me to build a entrance door, use a dye (instead of stain), and make some bead board (cabinet only). The next project is building some plantation shutters for the inside of the door.
Still need to build or buy a couple of bar stools….
-- Dave, Texas