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Segerstrom Screened-In Porch

The fresh air in Maine is certainly a gift, and when you have a chance to enjoy just that in your backyard, without the worries of the black flies or mosquitoes, then there's no doubt a screened-in porch is the answer. At this home in Falmouth, we have a back deck that will be transformed into a screened-in porch. We also have unfinished interior trim to complete, which will include, trimming a "Coffered Ceiling", and adding a couple columns, one of which will incase a plumbing stack.

As for the screened porch, the structure will be framed with pressure treated columns and the screens will be custom built to fit in between these columns. Everything will be finished off with pre-primed pine, and the roof will be covered with 30 year Architectural Shingles to match.


                                               Exterior  Work



Deck soon to be covered                                                Second view




Posts will rest inside these cut-outs                                 Setting first header beam in place




P.T. frame is complete and ready for roof frame                                 Roof frame completed




Second view of roof frame                                           Ready for screen panels



Detail of screened panels                                             Final view of interior #1




Interior View #2                                                                                                                          



Exterior View #1                                                       View #2 



Brosco Wood Screen Door                                          Screen Panels installed




                                          FINAL PRODUCT!






                                   Interior Trim Work



Coffered ceiling ready for trim                                   Second view of unfinished ceiling



Now on this project, I'll be using a special coping jig which helped to speed up the installation of the crown trim significantly. It is tool I would recommend to all my carpentry counterparts.

To find this coping jig, go here: EasyCoper



Using the jigsaw to cop crown!!??                                  It's a great invention!




Here is the result with one cut                                      Installation begins




Job completed                                                                   Second view



A closer look                                                       Every corner is consistently identical




Future column here                                                     Stack pipe hidden within



The final look