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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.
Window box and window treatment
The ceiling detail
The light fixture
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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.
VERY, very nice!! well thought out, planned & executed. Superb job. Thank you for sharing....( & making several of us envious, besides myself, I'm sure! ) :)
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.
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Beautiful front porch, fantastic details. I was wondering if you would share the color of the siding.
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.
Very Impressive work!! The door and ceiling are fantastic!
Very Impressive!! You must be the envy of the neighborhood!
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