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Friday 5 April 2013


Peter was here yesterday and we spent the day outside working on the porch. We wanted to experiment with the design of the railing and see how successful we would be making screens from cedar 1x2.

First job was to cap the pressure treated post with cedar.

Not very difficult and the finished post gives a much more rustic appearance to the porch. 

Next we built the railing which went together very easily.

While we worked on the porch, Mary bundled Owen up and took him for a wagon ride. 

He loved it, pointing out things as they bumped along the frozen road.

This is a close-up of the screen. We were delighted at how tight we were able to get it on the frame. We think we may try making our own cedar screen doors.

First section is done and we are happy. We will make a few minor changes in the next section. On the beam above the railing you can see the trim we plan to use. I think the deck when finished will have a northern, lodge feeling to it.

Thanks for stopping by and safe travels everyone.

1 comment:

  1. It's going to look really nice, and just in time for black fly season.
    Also an outdoor space for Owen to safely play.