Porch (English Rustic Type)

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Project by brucethecontrarian posted 12-24-2012 05:49 PM 1269 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first posted project – a porch for SWMBO. Simple construction using 8×8 uprights and M&T joints. The Skirt is reclaimed scaffolding boards. As the porch sits on flagstones the whole thing sits on “plastic timber” pads to guard against wet rot (this is the UK) and finished with outdoor stain/preservative. In the fulness of time a chest will appear for large post and/or wet boots.

Merry Christmas

-- Bruce, UK

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#1 posted 12-24-2012 06:32 PM

Unique style porch plus interesting construction.

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#2 posted 12-24-2012 06:57 PM

Makes for a nice looking entryway.

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-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-24-2012 07:10 PM

It fits nicely with the house. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 12-25-2012 04:34 AM

very nice makes the front stick out more,looks great.
welcome to lumberjocks!!!

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#5 posted 12-25-2012 09:08 PM

Something I do here in Florida for end grain that contacts the ground, like adirondack chairs, is epoxy the bottom. Just an extra level of protection. Nice work though!! Great improvement!

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#6 posted 01-05-2013 11:02 AM

Thank you all for your kind comments and warm welcome.

-- Bruce, UK

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