, painting the trim Because I did the dry fit, I wanted to make sure I kept the pieces straight I identified them on the backs of the boards one year later This is where cousin Terry signed her post a year ago! installing trim on porch posts You can see the tools of the trade I useda rubber mallet, level, clamps,
Mar , Local building codes vary, but pretty much anywhere, if you have a deck or porch or more above ground level (lower in some areas), a railing is required, as is a handrail along the stairs The average height Oscillating multitool or jigsaw, to notch stair tread or ends of porch flooring Snow shovel and
, The subject might seem overly particular, but properly designing a deck over living space demonstrates architectural sophistication and consideration to the design process It s also a piece of the Here is a current project on the d ing board along with it s detailing for the deck over conditioned area .
, deck screws I used exterior screws, countersinking them into the plank boards Because I didn t want to rip any plank boards, I spaced them with a slight gap all the way across to make them I ve been calling this a table, but you can see that it would also work perfect as extra seating on the patio.
, The design origins for this particular deck goes back long ways months in fact and of course, there is the Oculus patio (which needs no introduction) To the The reason we painted it was to hide the appearance of the tops of the wood members once the top deck boards are installed We didn t
, The team at Cabot even helped direct us to the best sprayer for our particular project, which was this HomeRight Titanium Series Heavy Duty Airless Sprayer Pure awesome Especially since we wanted to go lighter in colorthe Seacoast Gray on the deck boards, and white for the wood trim staining a
, This board, in particular, was already a hot mess and cracked Ideally, I would be replacing all of the boards on our deck, but as DIY often goes, when you start with one simple thing, like replacing all of the deck boards, it can often lead to a much larger project.say replacing the entire deck So, I opted to
, Drill pocket holes into one end of each x x ? and the x x ? boards Apply Krazy Glue into the elbow joint where the arm pieces overlap each other Save To attach the arm rests, start by making sure the porch swing seat is level Set the arm in place and level the arm rest Clamp the
Wrought Iron The wrought iron porch railings and column were painted dark brown to match the shutters, foundation, and gable siding Light Fixture The final touches were Now, Howard, are you familiar with this particular tool Howard Johnson Yeah, I think I Allen Lyle Oh, three boards Danny Lipford No, three of
, In other instances, a single pin knot can be the reason a particular Teak board is passed over The Domino Effect teak porch decking Here is the exciting part We turn away a lot of other material that doesn t have a market in the U.S Personally, I think that s because U.S home builders don t know that
, This particular gate was wide and tall I cut the boards in pairs the top bottom boards together, and the two sides together This ensured that the pairs were identical lengths, which was key to getting my gate all square in the end (so I carefully clamped them together before making the second
, We recently updated the exterior of our home with a complete front door restoration, new gutter system, porch repairs and a fresh coat of paint suffice it to say, we re feeling all shiny new! This particular update has been a few years in the making (and completed in stages), so we ve been excited to
Mar , I used kmates on the front porch The jig comes with some spacers to space the boards out properly, but in my experience, the smallest ones are waaaaay too wide for pressure treated deck boards that are almost certainly going to shrink significantly as they dry out Instead, I use d nails to space the
For information about general construction footers, Front Porch Ideas and More (.com), has some nice illustrations that show the poured concrete and pier footings You will want to attach a wide board (× should do it) to the home on the vertical so that the addition will butt up against the middle of the board You ll
, These conditions are also give the rolling hills west of Austin their particular charm Forced to After leaving the protection of the oaks, the deck thins into a slowly rising ramp bridge , that spans the shallow swale and rises to greet the porch of the smaller building a hundred feet to the north Yuri_inside.
Think raking is your only option for fall leaf removal, what about a mulching mover or a leaf blower for turning those leaves to compost or mulch