About six months ago I built a porch from pressure-treated lumber. I would like to know the best way to prime and paint—not stain—the treated wood.
From a hip-framed floor that slopes in three directions to a coffered ceiling, a veteran carpenter builds his porch his way.
For a long, healthy life, these structures need a breath of fresh air.
Anybody with a screened porch in a buggy part of the country knows that bugs will get in anywhere they see opportunity -- even through the floors. Jerry Germer pointed…
Common problems can be solved with simple repairs.
Simple detailing and inexpensive materials provide a shelter from the swarm.
With careful detailing and proper flashing, exterior woodwork should last for decades.
Anchoring wrought iron railings to concrete porches and stucco or concrete block walls can be a real problem. Pourable expansion cement offers a simple, reliable solution. It sets to usable hardness…
A fast, inexpensive method that doesn't require house jacks.
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