Porch Progress

We've come a bit farther from out previous Porch Demo post, so I thought I'd share!

To start with, the old footings had to be pulled out, which were huge stones. Holes were dug, and new footers were pored. From there, we had to get some new green treated lumber to rebuild the frame. (I'll say "we" a lot here, but I really haven't done anything on the porch, "we" means Josh, my mom, and my Uncle Perry)
Nice and straight!
After the new fram was built, we used some flooring that we got from my mom's building, and some from the Preservation Station to redo the floor. It is so much nicer to have a porch floor with a straight edge! Also, each peice of the porch that goes back up is stripped of the old paint, sanded, and primed before it goes up.The before and after of the porches arches.

Yes, even the neighbor boys get put to work.

Two posts down, two to go!

Isn't it amazing how a how a porch that is a hundred years old can look so nice with a bit of work and some paint?

4 Response to "Porch Progress"

  1. Cernin4 Says:

    The porch looks great!!! You guys are doing an excellant job on the WHOLE house!!
    I also LOVE the new blog theme!!

    love you guys!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    The porch does look very nice. Can't wait to see it all done--you too I bet! Keep up the good work, Love, G-Ma XO XO

  3. Aunt Jenny Says:

    Looking awesome, guys! Wow!

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