Sunday, March 14, 2021

Front Porch is Finished

Jeff from Hand Made Home finished our front porch. It looks amazing. It took three coats to get a nice even finish.

This was the before.
He obviously removed the old decking and replaced it with new wood.

The cedar for the back stair railing has been cut out. We got some help with the cutting from a guy named Tracy Livingston who used to be a contractor and is trying to get back into the game.
They were removed after this photo so I can paint them before the final install. Since we're out of the paint, I'm basically waiting for the next paint sale then I'll go buy a gallon.

I'm also waiting for several days of nice weather so I can sand down the deck and apply a new finish. Given the current forecast, it could be a couple of weeks.

8 comments:

  1. The front porch looks amazing! Lots of work going on at your place.

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    1. Yeah, I finally got back to work on my ToDo list. We were getting too much deferred maintenance built up.

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  2. Your floor looks beautiful - too good to walk on! xx

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    1. Yeah, I'm a little scared of scratching it up so we've been going out the side door with the dogs until it's had several days to dry. LOL

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  3. My goodness, how lovely!! What did he use to get such a beautiful finish? I have to agree with Lin that it’s almost too pretty to walk on!

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    1. Cabot Australian Timber Oil. We bought a can it to finish our back stairs too.

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  4. It looks lovely - and I see you have used a product that we are very familiar with in Australia...must be good stuff! LOL

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    1. It sure looks nice. I hope it is also durable.

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