DIY Porch Project

Posted by Meg on 4/29/2012 to DIY
DIY Porch Project
When we first bought this home in 2009 it was trashed to put it nicely. Though when your looking at a foreclosed home around here it seemed to be normal which is sad.  Long story short, we had to gut and redo which took almost a year, did I mention I was 7 months pregnant at the time?  Now we are finally getting to the outside*yay*.  I didn't have a chance to take photos of the old porch as my husband is like a kid in a candy store when it comes to building things but you can see where it was built/how small.  The door was a 36" door but the porch was 32" at best.  So every time a kid would run in the door it would slam into the porch.  Not something you want to worry about a 100x's a day in the summer.  This was suppose to be our Easter vacation project but when we had those 80 degree days in mid March my husband got really excited and had to build something.


Before(E&M)


Porch done, now to work on post for railings(my dad)


(my husband)


After


Vince wasn't sure how to cover up the opening of the porch with the post so he built a bench. 
With the left over wood he is planning to make flower boxes around all the posts. Along with painting them at a later date.

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