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More stories about Porches

  • Framing a Curved Porch

    Laminated beams and PVC trim round off the corner on a new porch for a historic building

  • On the Job

    Raising the bar on efficiency; restoration in the round

  • Columns, Posts, Piers: What's Best for the Porch?

    There's no question that a porch looks and feels best when all of its components relate to the rest of the house's design. In an earlier column, we focused on how porch guardrails can complement a home (5/06); here, we'll talk about ways that porch columns, posts, and piers can do the same.

  • Sealers for Porch Floors

    Q. Sealers for Porch Floors We just installed a T&G fir floor on a covered porch that the customer plans to have painted in the spring. I would prefer to at least seal the wood against the weather until the painter has a chance to prime and top-coat the f

  • Building a Curved Portico

    Synthetic millwork gives this front entry porch a classic look.

  • Enclosing a Front Porch

    It used to be that on warm afternoons folks would sit out on the front porch to catch some air and chat with passersby strolling down the sidewalk.

  • In The News

    Study links unvented gas heaters and asthma symptoms; Florida builders issue waterproofing guidelines; New Jersey's affordable-housing fray; Chicago porch-collapse update; more

  • Creating a Sense of Shelter on a Large Lot

    Designers sometimes use the phrase "prospect and refuge" to describe a pleasing environment that offers a good view of its surroundings while still providing a comforting sense of shelter.

  • A Curved Porch on a Grand Scale

    A Rhode Island builder uses an I-joist layout grid to ensure accurate layout of the column piers for a complex porch.

  • Design: Front Porches That Work

    Inviting front porches