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new awning for the back door

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Project by MattObjects posted 11-22-2011 07:38 PM 3965 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a new awning I made to go over my back door after the old aluminum one collapsed in a snow storm. The drawing of the awning is what I did in SketchUp before building it. It is made from pressure treated wood. The top is made from inexpensive decking boards. I wanted to use cedar but budget concerns prevailed.





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#1 posted 11-22-2011 10:41 PM

That is a neat design. It should do the trick and hold a lot of snow!!.............Jim

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#2 posted 11-22-2011 11:31 PM

Very nice. Looks great and sturdy too.

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#3 posted 11-23-2011 03:31 PM

I need one of these!

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#4 posted 11-23-2011 05:51 PM

That is really eye catching. Nice work!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 11-23-2011 06:25 PM

Cool design but I can’t help but wonder if water runs behind the awning where you would normally have flashing.

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#6 posted 11-24-2011 11:19 AM

Water leaking behind the awning hasn’t been an issue yet, probably because the top piece of the awning sits just below the prominent bottom edge of a layer of shingles on the house (hard to see on the photos above). I’ll keep an eye out for leaking water though and report back if I end up adding flashing. I have some extra copper flashing I’d set aside for that purpose but ended up not using it because it didn’t seem necessary.

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 05:26 PM

Copper sounds like an attractive choice if you find it necessary to install some flashing.

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