Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend and a day

We got a late start to the weekend after spending Saturday on non-construction related tasks but since Brian had the day off from work today, we were able to check another task off the list.  We had spent a fair amount of time thinking about what to do with the underside of the porch.  The default choices were latticework fence (inexpensive but not my favorite look) or stone facade (nice looking but expensive) and we finally settled on a middle option - using PVC beadboard and 1 x 4 to create a wainscot look.  The whole project cost about $500 in materials and took roughly a day and a half of labor and we're really happy with the way it came out.  We first built frames out of pressure-treated 2 x 4s, then glued and tacked the beadboard on, and finally finished it with the 1 x 4 trim.  Right now, there's a lot of white on the front of the house but it should look really nice when we get some landscaping.

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