Homemade Porch

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by JAS, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. JAS

    JAS Well-Known Member

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    I grew up with an open, south facing porch, so that was one of the things I have wanted. My handy-dandy husband is almost done with it. He sawed his own lumber using the chainsaw with one of those attachment thingies (technical term). I thought I would share this with others who like to do things themselves.

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  2. Dreams30

    Dreams30 Lady Rider

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    what a cute house....love the porch...I so want a porch.....
     

  3. hollym

    hollym Well-Known Member

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    Awsome! Ya'll will sure enjoy that this summer!

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  4. mtman

    mtman Well-Known Member

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    i love the way that house looks enjoy your porch
     
  5. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

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    It is a shame how pourches have became obsolete, my Grandpa has a pourch, with a chain hung swing, thanks to AC and T.V people don't really need a front pourch anymore. :(
     
  6. AngieM2

    AngieM2 Big Front Porch advocate Supporter

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    JAS that is so nice. I'm so much a porch person. I keep saying I want a BIG porch with a small house attaached with a BIG sewing room.

    Congratulations on your hubby that can build something like that!

    Angie
     
  7. bugstabber

    bugstabber Chief cook & weed puller Supporter

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    Looks great! A nice place to sit and watch the rain.
     
  8. JAS

    JAS Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I remember watching rain and tornadoes when I was young and running out after a hail storm, bare-foot, to pick up the hail. I love open porches and could never understand people enclosing them. We already spend a lot of time out there, the kids love it :)
     
  9. tamilee

    tamilee Well-Known Member

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    Hi Jas;
    Love your porch! Hubby did a GREAT job! Your house looks alot like mine. Our home is 24' x 32' with an enclosed side porch on the same side as yours and we also have the same block chimney. We have a tin top, which I love. (I love th sound of rain on it. ) We built the main part of thehouse back in 1982, after we cleared the land for the small area it required. The front porch was added 3 years later and the side porch about 10 years later. I know that you'll love and enjoy the porch, I spend my evenings in an old rocker on mine watching the hummingbirds at the feeders and looking at my hanging baskets, which are full of flowers in bloom. A porch is a little bit of heaven. ENJOY!
    Have a blessed day!
    tamilee
     
  10. celticfalcon

    celticfalcon tom

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    thanks. that just gave me a great idea.
    tom