New Front porch

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Project by bandit571 posted 04-29-2019 05:57 PM 840 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last picture shows what the old porch was like. Too hard for old knees to use, no handrail, either…even the Post Office complained about it. I covered over the old porch, added a new deck, railings, and new, easy to walk up stairs, with a handrail…took about 6 days, working around rain showers…..average was 5 hours a day…

A little more room to sit out on the porch…much easier to walk out to the sidewalk, house numbers are now easier to read from the street. And, I got to do a little woodworking, too…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 04-29-2019 06:18 PM

Kudos for another great project. I’m sure you will enjoy the results of this one. Looks great.

-- socrbent Ohio

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#2 posted 04-29-2019 08:39 PM

Looks great. Enjoy your new seating area.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 04-29-2019 08:45 PM

Nice! That was a productive week!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 04-29-2019 10:01 PM

Looks great. I don’t know how u found the time to work if u got all the rain I’ve got hammered with the last week or so.
FYI your wife will be wanting a nice big flower box for in front of the porch so u might as well build that instead of having to pull your tools out again. Lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 04-29-2019 11:01 PM

Bloody excellent job mate!
No doubt the postie will be blowing his whistle over that!
I need to see a bigger picture of the grandkids work too!
What is that object under the 313? ...LED lights all around? ... too much!!
Rebeccalynn dosn’t know what she missed out on.

Looks like its time to pop a cork, or two!

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 04-29-2019 11:12 PM

That was fast. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 04-29-2019 11:36 PM

Very nicely done bandit.

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#8 posted 04-30-2019 03:00 AM

Quite an improvement and a job well done. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 04-30-2019 10:30 AM

Well done,fellow lumberjock, I know the feeling about old knees and complains about old porch without handrail so,,, I’m about to do the same treatment to my old porch, thanks for the inspiration. thanks for posting and keep on making sawdust.

-- andrek

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#10 posted 04-30-2019 01:43 PM

Just think a year from now you can start adding “wood preservative ” to your biannual chores to protect the hard work you’ve done!
In my area Central N.Y. We need a permit to build, kind of a tax idea.

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#11 posted 04-30-2019 02:01 PM

Nice upgrade. The ‘boss’ should really like it.

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#12 posted 04-30-2019 02:14 PM

Permit needed IF a project is over 10’ x 10’....mine is about a foot under that…shorter (South side) is 104”....

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#13 posted 05-07-2019 11:11 PM

Still waiting to see a bigger picture of the grandkids work!

Good job out the back as well! . ....maybe I need to send you a few tins of paint now to really spruce things up?

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 05-08-2019 04:07 PM

Grandsons helped lay all them deck boards…as this old back wasn’t quite up to all that bending over…..Youngest one was recruited to stand on a few bowed keep them flat long enough to screw them in place…20yr old did a lot of “Fetch & Carry”....and drove a LOT of the screws. Joists were wet and heavy, needed an extra pair of hands to hold them in place…until the screws were in. And, when grandson needed a nap, before going to his “day job” my son would come out, and help out as well…but, when both needed to sleep before jobs, I got to work alone…a little slower…

Some days were longer than the 5 hour average….some were cut short by rain drops…

Lot of cut-offs I need to get rid of…..and I can’t use IN the shop…still too wet. maybe a plant stand, or two?

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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