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Project by MichaelT77 posted 704 days ago 608 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A homeowner asked me to build a front step off her porch. The existing drop was way too high for anyone’s safety, especially the young children’s. I’m sure that over the years the concrete had settled (a lot). Bad foundation. I wasn’t getting paid to pour concrete, so I built a step, and tried to match the porch. The rise went from one at 14-1/4” to two at 7-1/8”. And it looks nice. Customer was happy, and her children are safer. I used porch decking on 2X lumber. Stain, urethane, and paint to match what I imagine the porch once looked like.

Note: I joined this web site a couple weeks ago, and I like it a lot. This project isn’t exactly a work of art like many I’ve seen here, but I hope it’s OK to post it. I try to build projects, even home improvement projects for customers, like they’re meant for display at my house.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 704 days ago

Michael – looks like a great match on the stain, never easy to do. Well done pn making the neighborhood a safer place.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Wdwerker

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#2 posted 704 days ago

Take pride in your work! Photos of your work are great to show potential clients what you have done. I went from a photo album to a web site and now I use an iPad when showing people my most recent job.

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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