Porch Roof Re-build

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Project by FranBo posted 05-09-2012 04:45 PM 1810 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Porch Roof Re-build
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I had to fix a leaking porch roof, so I undertook the mission by designing a proper roof overhang (the roof was flush to the siding below it before.) I wanted to build small brackets, so I designed and built those from rot-proof cypress odd stock (roughly 2 and a half inches square.) I had to take the whole roof apart to build lookouts into notched porch rafters! Enormous work, good experience, but not sure it was worth all the effort. I also had to re-build an oversize non-functioning porch gate, so I built a high dog-proof rail and a narrow gate, heavily built for heavy use, thousands of door-swings since I built it, works and looks great! Paint finish includes sanding, sanding sealer, two coats primer and two coats exterior latex. Holding up great so far.

-- Fran B, Residential Designer

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#1 posted 05-09-2012 08:41 PM

Nice work.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 08:59 PM

Nicely done !

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 12:11 AM

Thanks guys, and hopefully leak-proof forever…

-- Fran B, Residential Designer

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