Screened porch and front porch

Project by Roz posted 09-17-2010 05:45 PM 6076 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This screened front porch was one of the most labor-intensive projects I have done. Absolutely everything had to have attention. It had not been touched since the 1970’s. We cleaned, demolished, scraped, primed and painted. We replaced screen, rotten framing and added miles of trim. We replaced and painted doors, discovering the original screen doors had a brass plate on them dated 1910 and were oak. They were prepared and saved. We glazed windows as well and now we have a usable space. I am very happy with the results.

-- TL. Roswell "The only thing that works in an old house is the man who lives there."

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posted 09-18-2010 04:52 AM

all you need now is a nice cold glass of ice tee…..looks great….well done

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 09-19-2010 06:06 AM

Great work. Looks like you took care of the details. I like when people do that for old homes.

-- See my work at www.historiccraftsmen.com

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posted 11-07-2010 03:10 AM

What type of screen did you use?

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posted 11-07-2010 06:01 PM

We used nylon screen which as held up well so far. The lower half is over layed with hardware cloth and “Dog Screen” which is a heavy screen wire. I did find a screen wire I liked, that would resist a rock or baseball hit at high speed, but it was very expensive per yard.

-- TL. Roswell "The only thing that works in an old house is the man who lives there."

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posted 01-26-2011 05:13 PM

This space makes me want to curl up with a good book and some iced tea. Very nice.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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posted 05-04-2016 04:25 AM

The picture of screened front porch looks very nice; it seems like a new trendy design. Home rebuilding and refurbishing projects saves our money and makes the home very beautiful. I would like to see all the pictures of your home that are refurnished.
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