CrossWorks Carpentry.."Where Every Nail Has a Purpose"
On this job, all the entry doors will be replaced with pre-painted Therma-tru doors. I'll also be rebuilding a small porch to the side entrance. And finally the most important portion of the project is to build a front entry portico. The goal is to give the home a prominent point of view and I'm confident that this will be accomplished.
So here we go......
Existing deck removed by homeowner Second view
Front door & storm door to be replaced and a Portico to be added
Side porch is now completed. Azek decking and pvc trim New Larson storm door now in place
With sonu tubes & posts in place the deck is framed The roof of the Portico almost completed
With Portico roof completed we add the support columns Now it's time to complete the decking using hidden fasteners
Now we set a slab for new steps to rest on Slab is poured and ready for steps
Time tore-install siding which was removed Installing bead-board pvc panels for the ceiling
Stringers are cut and ready for assembly Here I add upper and lower framing to create a "one-piece" step system
Completed and ready to install If there's an easier way to do this, I haven't seen it.
With steps anchored to slab and deck we start trim work Posts are secured, and we're ready for stair treads
The portico is completed and ready for ground work For future plans a walkway will lead to the driveway from the Portico
Final Product "Before & After"
The only maintenance to be done to this "all vinyl" Portico is an occasional power wash.
[Time for a new Man toy!]