Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Exterior porch door

We always wanted the exterior porch door to be natural wood. (the side that faces the street only) I used my inferred paint stripper to remove the multiple layers of white paint. There was then a green colored stain or primer that needed to be sanded off. The middle panel had alot of dry rot, so I replaced it and cut all new moldings for the panels. Also installed a new piece of glass and a new deadbolt. It looks great!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Garden lattice

In preparing for the baptism of our little girl (at our house), we decided to make a lattice screen to hide the air conditioner. I used cedar 2x4s and 1x2s to create my custom lattice screen. I then used lag bolts to attach the legs of the screen to the timbers in the garden. Finished it with Cabot's deck stain to match our picnic tables and the lattice under the front porch.