|Project by MichaelT77||posted 08-27-2012 12:06 PM||788 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
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