Front Porch Fix-up This Old House replacing porch decking is not a challenging task for any homeowner who's used a circular saw and a table saw, particularly if you have replacement boards milled to the same width as the originals. Just resist the temptation to cut out only the damaged areas. Short patches leave obvious and unsightly seams. Instead, follow the steps of This Old House technical editor Mark Powers, who installed only full-length boards on Brown's porch. The new vertical-grain Douglas fir blends
How to Replace a Broken Front Porch Board This Old House Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a deck board. Cut the 1x4 fir board to length to match the length of the other deck boards using a miter saw or circular saw. Depending on the porch, you may be able to just lay the board in place. However, in this case, a door threshold and a solid porch railing system Apply construction adhesive to the ledger board and the new shelf board. Then, set the decking into place, avoiding a visible joint.
How to Fix a Rotten Wood Porch Floor Home Guides SF Gate Install new floorboards to replace the ones you removed. If you only removed some of them, you have to replace them with the same type of boards as the ones that remain on the porch. You may have to special-order them from a lumberyard or mill them yourself with a table saw. If you removed all the boards, however, you can use whatever porch flooring boards you like.
How to Replace a Rotten Wood Porch Floor Today's Homeowner When replacing a porch floor, be sure to use pressure treated pine or other rot resistant wood for both the joists and flooring. It's a good idea to prime all four sides of tongue and groove flooring before installing it to reduce expansion and contraction due to changes in temperature and humidity. Pressure treated flooring that has been kiln dried after treatment can be painted right away. flooring that hasn't been dried after treatment should be stacked with spacers between the boards,
Fixing the Porch - Restoration & Design for the Vintage House Old 11 Feb 2011 Ted arrived to find a porch with rotten tongue-and-groove decking, disintegrating steps, falling-off balusters, columns compressed into the floor, and a distinct lean to the whole structure, including the roof. One of Ted's tricks for making porches that last is ensuring that parts have good ventilation; here, he accomplishes this by installing vertical shims between the exterior joist and the finish apron (the shims are visible in the gap between these two elements). To build
How to replace rotten decking - YouTube 12 Aug 2012 just a tip to other folks that don't use a saw that much or at all. Make sure the board you are cutting on deck is up high enough from the one just behind it. I accidently cut the board just behind the cut board when pulling back on the skill saw. Duh! No to bad and thankfully expectations were not high. Hope that saves someone else who's expectations are higher or not using semi/solid stain afterwards. The video really helped a lot and thanks for making.. Read more.