Porch Build

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  1. peteycaster

    peteycaster Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    A dog, a frog and a tele from a log. Nice work on the rails. Didn't see any sign of refreshment though after all that hard work.
     
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  2. tery

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    All you need is a glass of lemonade a rocking chair .

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  3. aging_rocker

    aging_rocker Friend of Leo's

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    Nice rails, nice porch, nice guitars,. :)

    Coincidentally, I have recently discovered that my local planning regulations state that I can replace an 'existing porch' without requiring building consent, and also 'enclose an existing porch' without requiring building consent. Did I mention that obtaining new building consents is a tedious, expensive process and takes forever?

    So, I'm plotting to 'replace' the current 'two posts and a bit of tin' porch over my front door with something more substantial, and then enclose it once it becomes 'existing'...

    Based on my current rate of getting such jobs done, I'm looking at 2099 as a completion date. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. swervinbob

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    I need to rebuild a porch that is rotting away. With the price of lumber, I may just rip the old one out and put new stairs right up to the door.
     
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    262A6A05-2034-4C60-A038-24D0EDAF2B50.jpeg Just in case your home is prone to flooding…
     
  6. Tonetele

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    Downunder a porch MUST have a roof to keep sun off the main house. We also have outdoor kitchens as it's too hot in summer to cook the house. It's a way of life.
     
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    Bravo!
     
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    I reckon you coulda put that off a little longer?
    I got projects way more than 30 years in the making!
     
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  9. P Thought

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    :lol: there's a regular flood of 'em waiting in the wings!
     
  10. boris bubbanov

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    All of my decking at The Cabin is under shelter. The wood just cannot take the abuse of the kind of sun we get in 2021. It just bombs the exposed wood into dust, all the UV is just too much.

    Hey, P Thought: What kind of decking material did you use?
     
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    I have a couple of chunks of it that were given to back in the 70's by some folks just south of Coquille.
    Beautiful stuff, no doubt!
     
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  12. P Thought

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    What I used mainly was my discount at the lumber yard where I was working weekends and summer while I was in teaching school.

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    The two newer sections I built later as I had enough money; they're all out of treated Doug Fir. Had to build the entrance porch first because I'd moved the door.

    I hope everyone will forgive me the egregious bump, but I just wanted to point out that the whole rail project made a pretty nice background for shooting guitar pictures!

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    Very nice build @P Thought. Something I would love to do one day.
     
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  14. Danb541

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    Great hand rails!
    Now regarding your killer tele...perhaps it's the angle of the picture but I don't think so. Please loosen those strings slightly, then loosen the screws holding the neck on slightly, then grab the headstock and push it a left or right, whatever direction centers those strings, then hold the neck in that spot and tighten the neck screws back up.
    That is unless you like it like that.

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  15. P Thought

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    good eye. I set that up myself.

    It's about time somebody took a decent picture of ol' Philo:

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    and the Wall of Sound:

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    Nice build
     
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  17. boris bubbanov

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    The doug fir looks great!

    Yeah, I guess you just have to keep it cleaner, and retreat it more often, than with the pressure treated SWP we use over here. And keep that fir hydrated, so it doesn't get all brittle.
     
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