Our front door, it did not need new paint yet.

Project by PaBull posted 2232 days ago 2289 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We are a couple of months away from finishing our house. We build on raised foundation. We have a total of 1200 sq ft of deck in front and back. The floor is DF t&g, i had milled for me. The railing is milled on the job. The pillars are structural grade fiberglass. in the ceiling we have the hooks mounted for a total of three porch swings, two in the front and one in the back.

I feel bad entering a half way done project, but this is all we got to work with.

I did not do all the work myself, I designed the complete house, after this I had a draftsman make the plans ready for the county, I am a g.c. and owner build the house. I did 50% of the woodworking myself in evening hours. It has been over two years that we got the building permit.

We hope to move into the house in the next coupe of months.

7/17/08 Let me add some pictures to this project to give a better feel for the decks.

these are the porch swings

better view of the front deck


we build the ankers for the porch swings during construction before stucco

back porch (need to cleaned up still

the whole porch in the back

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posted 2232 days ago

Looking great!

-- http://woodsongsfurniture.com

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posted 2231 days ago

Looking good. Like I’ve said before, you’re doing a beautiful job on this house. Thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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posted 2230 days ago

Beautiful project! Nice view as well.

-- Dadoo!

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Michal Bulla

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posted 2228 days ago

Nice looking deck. Great job…

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 2228 days ago

A beautiful home, it reminds me of a doll house with all of the nice bright colors.

A beautiful deck, you’re going to enjoy the swings.

-- ** Dick, & Barb Cain *************** http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/Chipncut

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posted 2227 days ago

Thanks Dick, yes we will enjoy it. My wife is a quilter she is the one that picked the colors, I would have never picked YELLOW for a house.

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posted 2211 days ago

I like the color scheme… it’s nice and clean. Very well done, great job!

-- --Steve

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posted 2122 days ago

It looks great to me and I also like the color scheme.

Any pictures of the inside?

Can’t wait to see more.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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posted 2122 days ago

Check out the projects Bob, plenty of pictures.


Click for details!

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posted 2109 days ago

Wow what a beautiful home you have built yourself there.Love the color too and those porches (decks) are to die for.Well done.

-- Dustygirl Hastings,Ont. Life is too short to sit around doing nothing

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posted 2109 days ago

Thanks, Dustygirl, the colors are my wife’s doing. Without her it would have been an “off-white with off-brown” house.

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posted 2060 days ago

Wow…the house looks great…....like the bright colors….....

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 2060 days ago

As I have said before, the wife has the eye for color.

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posted 1830 days ago

This is a beautiful home.


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posted 1588 days ago

You want to know what else I like? No shutters.

I find it inane to put non-working shutters on windows as a way to dress them up. What for? A nice trim like what you did is all that’s necessary. I’ve never seen a house where the shutters worked – in North America, that is. In Austria, they’ve always had shutters on the outside but the windows opened swinging in. These shutters had a function. They kept out the blazing sun when needed, they kept out the cold in the winter. The modern shutters work on remote control and look a little different but are still there for function.

-- helpless fool in Hastings Ontario Canada

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posted 1588 days ago

Thanks Erika. BUT my wife asked me to look into making my own “working” shutters. I don’t if this will get to the top of my todo list for a while.

On the west side of the house we have a lot of windows and even with the porch the sun is quite bright at sunset, so i need to come up with some covering to keep the sun out.

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