Project Porch: Day 309834

29 Jul

Oh, it hasn’t been that long yet? Sometimes it seems like a never ending thing, but each week we get a bit closer to finishing. It’s actually only been 59 days (and counting…) and we did make some progress this weekend – Mike even worked solo one day (and was amazingly productive)!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I think that’s all I say this week!


We got most of this “hallway” completed. AND made a bit more progress with the stairs


What do you think of the lattice? So much nicer than the old stuff…


A new step! We just need to notch out the 4×4 post covers, put the trim around the step, and install the railing!


A little side-by-side comparison- only 5 sections to go!

It’s almost safe to invite over our friends with babies/small children again!

Here’s what’s left:

  • Finish removing the floor boards
  • Enhance the floor support with additional joists and bracing
  • Install 4x4x4 posts in between our full length posts
  • Put up joist hangers
  • Re-do joists at the front of the house (make them perpendicular to the house)
  • Fix the front set of stairs so it doesn’t look like 2 houses
  • Dust management
  • Install new floor boards
  • Replace the hand rails (about 65% complete)
  • Build new steps (about 50% complete)
  • Install new lattice (about 30% complete)
  • Fix the roof/ceiling with more support and add beadboard
  • Buy and install rain chains

I’m hoping after this next week I’ll be able to cross another item off my list (railings)… especially since I added another item! We decided to use rain chains instead of gutters so we have to find a style we agree on (looks and price!) and get ‘er done.  Of course we will keep you updated.

Hope you had a happy Monday!


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