Finally finished porch. Enjoy!

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Project by Scott posted 752 days ago 2058 views 4 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the porch that I finished in the Fall. With a Budget of 8000.00 ” I went a little over” It is finally complete.
The Facts, It is a 36’ x 16’ Screened in porch. The columns are 6×6’s and 4 of them are routered for electrical. I wanted to make sure the wife had enough room to set plants and we had room to set drinks and plates when having parties so I installed 2×12’s for the top rail.
The ceiling I used a C non sanded ply to give it that rustic look and a box beam in the middle for support and to be able to run electrical for the fans. Not shown is the metal standing seam roof, which is AWSOME on a rainy thunderstorm day. The bench is framed with 2×6 and the infill wood is from a High School that I renovated last summer. They are 9”x1” southern yellow pine bleacher benches from 1948.
It was very labor intensive but extremly rewarding after completed.
Hope you enjoy the pics.

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#1 posted 752 days ago


I think I’d call that a huge, nice, covered patio!

Great job!

That was a lot of work!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 752 days ago

Beautiful addition, looks great!

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#3 posted 752 days ago

You’ll enjoy that for sure. Gerat job.

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#4 posted 752 days ago

Now that is what I call a covered patio not one of those dinky things you can barley sit a few chairs on.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#5 posted 752 days ago

Well done. Looks very inviting.

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#6 posted 752 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 752 days ago

Great work! That first pictures reminded me of my backyard—-the brick house with the Georgia clay! Then I realized you’re also in GA so it makes sense. I really like the porch and think you did a great job. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#8 posted 752 days ago

Nice job, looks really good.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#9 posted 752 days ago

That will bring you outside a little more often

-- Lizardhead---Yeah but it's a dry heat--Tempe, Az

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#10 posted 752 days ago

Nice job, a great addition to the living space of your home. I’m sure you’ll get a lot of use from it.

-- - Martin

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#11 posted 752 days ago

Will the wife be upset when you level-up your table saw smack-dab in the middle?
Nice place for coffee in the morning.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#12 posted 752 days ago

What a big change, looks great !!!! Enjoy!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 752 days ago

Beautiful Job! You’ll enjoy that for sure!!


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#14 posted 752 days ago

Wow, really nice job!
That looks like it was a LOT of work, but it sure came out great.
You’ll enjoy that for years, and you’ve added a lot of value to your place.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#15 posted 752 days ago

Your porch could house my apartment! Congratulations, looks like a great space

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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