And the Back Porch....

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Project by bandit571 posted 05-08-2019 05:18 PM 623 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Might as well make the back match the front? Last photo shows the “before”..Needed better, safer steps, a better gate, and a better spot to park the trash can.

Found a 6’ length of railing at Lowes….and used some of the leftovers from the front porch build. Idea was that when the gate was closed, it looked like a solid railing. watchdog in#4 photo is Max.

3 bags of River Rocks form a base….then 4 bags of River Pebbles to smooth things out, and give the “can” a better, level spot to park in. Also easier to load the trash into the can. had to buy one 4×4 x8’ post, and a couple 2×4 x 8’ boards to build the railing…and 5 spindles. There is a blog, somewhere, about building this. Turnbuckle to keep the gate level, and sag free. About one weekend of work….well spent?

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#1 posted 05-08-2019 06:22 PM

Sure looks GOOD!

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#2 posted 05-09-2019 03:26 AM

NICE!! I am still dealing with the roots and such so I can build the deck back.

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#3 posted 05-09-2019 11:56 AM

Looks great. Is this a mother’s day gift for your wife?

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#4 posted 05-09-2019 11:59 AM

Both porches are.

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