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Building a porch. #7: The finished product!

Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 07-14-2008 09:21 PM 3231 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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

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So we had the pleasure of putting finish on right away. Photos by Barb.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Here’s the whole painting crew, hard at work!

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This is before!


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Here’s what it looks like now.

Quite a difference.

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Quiet comfort in the shade

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Flowers add some color!

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



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tenontim

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posted 07-16-2008 03:07 AM

This came out great, Dick & Barb. It really increases the curb appeal of the house. Thanks for the series of this post.

-- Tim

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Bill

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posted 07-19-2008 05:07 PM

Beautiful work Dick. It looks like the porch belongs there, and that is what you wanted. Well done.

-- Bill - Turlock, Ca. - http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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dennis

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posted 07-22-2008 05:06 AM

The third one from the left is a little crooked, but other than that it looks great!

-- http://woodsongsfurniture.com

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terick

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posted 07-26-2008 04:22 PM

Looks like you did a fine job, also nice to see the family working as a team.

Rick at Carpentry Pro Framer

-- Rick from Carpentry-Pro-Framer.com

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dustygirl

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posted 11-18-2008 04:00 PM

Nice job.And the flowers just set it off. I think I am remembering that it is too cold to sit out now.(lol)

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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posted 11-18-2008 04:18 PM

Thank you!

10 degrees this morning.

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

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PaBull

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posted 11-18-2008 05:18 PM

Missed this post…

Wow, it changed the house. Very nice.

And, oh, I had to put on long pants today, it was cold here too. 55 at 7am in the morning.

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dustygirl

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posted 11-19-2008 04:09 PM

Real cold here too.Wish I put up my xmas decorations outside last week.I will never learn. (lol)

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

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