Archive for August, 2009


Porch frame

August 30, 2009

So, a bunch of work went on today (just ask my back).

Today dad and I (Thanks dad!) put the frame in for my new porch!

We used to have a huge (7m x 4m) Concrete porch which was all cracked and looking very terrible out the front. We removed that and found a mini concrete porch underneath. Kylie and I decided that we wanted a small wooden porch out the front to bring a bit of rich color to the otherwise modern looking house (well not yet, but the plan is a modern color scheme).

Between drizzles of rain we managed to get the entire frame in and concreted. As yet it has no deckboard on it, but we are thinking 140mm merbau done nice and dark rich. We think it will look great. It is also the bit I have been waiting for to get started on the weatherboards out the front, so expect to see them change over the coming weeks!

Main supports up. Once this section is in, the rest sorta ‘fits’ around it.

Photo taken by Kylie once she got home and was surprised to find us building a porch! This is pretty much how it looks now.

Anyway, It was bloody hard yakka. 400KG of concrete bags, 46 bigass bolts and 42 meters of wood.

Next weekend, the covering boards!