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The New Front Porch...

comments (8) October 14th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

B.L. Zeebub B.L. Zeebub, member
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The new porch
Front Door
Window box and window treatment
The ceiling detail
The light fixture
The new porch - CLICK TO ENLARGE

The new porch

I know this isn't furniture but I built this stuff like it is furniture.  There are mortises and tenons, splined mitres, biscuit joinery, segmented curves, bolections, reised panels and the use of several wood species including, Southern Yellow Pine, Douglas Fir, Red Oak, Western Red Cedar, Ipe and PT pine.  The window boxes are sturdy enough to stand in AND I even designed and built the light fixture.

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - The New Porch...

posted in: Reader's Gallery, , wood turning, built-in, tenon, mortise, outdoor furniture, moldings, rails, pilaster, stiles, reed & flute, return, pierced, bracket, facade, architrave, pediment, porch, column

Comments (8)

B.L. Zeebub B.L. Zeebub writes: Thanks all.
Posted: 6:41 am on January 11th

trade2public trade2public writes: Amazing detail! There’s a porch with character. In fact, looks like the whole house has a lot of it. Great job on the porch and the mail box. Thanks for the post.
Posted: 4:34 am on November 13th

gumbyteeth04 gumbyteeth04 writes: VERY, very nice!! well thought out, planned & executed. Superb job. Thank you for sharing....( & making several of us envious, besides myself, I'm sure! ) :)

Posted: 5:30 am on February 13th

B.L. Zeebub B.L. Zeebub writes: Woodsmith56,

I used an oil based semi-transparent outdoor stain, Sherwin-Williams Yankee Barn. There's probably five or six coats on it by now. Two initially then a fresh coat about every two to three years. The only problem I've experienced is that oil based outdoor finishes down here in FL are susceptible to mildew staining. We frequently have 100% humidity in the summertime. So I have a mildewcide added which so far has worked very well.

Hope this helps.
Posted: 6:51 pm on December 11th

woodsmith56 woodsmith56 writes: Beautiful front porch, fantastic details. I was wondering if you would share the color of the siding.

Enjoy !
Posted: 10:33 am on October 18th

Bkmkoa1 Bkmkoa1 writes: Wow!!! I can imagine what the rest of the inside of your home must look like!!! I don't think you should be apologizing for putting up your porch on this web page, the craftsmanship is simply outstanding. The only thing missing is several nice chairs to sit outside and enjoy the fresh air.
Posted: 2:17 pm on October 15th

GPres GPres writes: Very Impressive work!! The door and ceiling are fantastic!
Posted: 9:23 am on October 15th

RCWW RCWW writes: Very Impressive!! You must be the envy of the neighborhood!
Posted: 5:51 pm on October 14th

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