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Building a porch. #7: The finished product!

07-14-2008 09:21 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 9 comments »

The porch is completed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I learned something new about the finishing of new treated lumber. They don’t recommend waiting 60 to 90 days for the boards to dry anymore. They say by staining right away, it slows the drying process, & prevents cracking, & checking. I relate that to sealing the ends of lumber to prevent checking. We used Olympic semi-transparent oil stain that is water cleanup, pretty nice not having to use mineral spirits for cleanup ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~So we had the pleasure of putting finish on right away. Photos by Barb. ...

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