A Carpenter’s Journal

December 2, 2011

Victorian Porch

Filed under: Architecture,Job Progress,Materials,Trimwork — Tags: — Fran Maloney @ 9:43 am

This is a porch we did about 8 years ago. The decorative parts including the railings and posts were custom made from cypess with the intention of having it last forever. It is on the north side of the house and is always damp. Everything was sealed on all sides before installation. There must have been a bad lot of cypress in the mix because after only 5 or 6 years the parts on shadiest part of the porch began to rot. This picture is of the repairs we are making.

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