Front Porch update

Front Porch with exterior finished

Well it has been a while since I updated the site with anything at all. Not because there has been nothing happening but rather that there has been heaps. The exterior of the porch is pretty well finished now. It needs flyscreens but it has all the guttering, windows, fascia, door frames and is painted. The interior can wait until winter as there is too much to do around the back of the house with the owner unbuilding. See the post about the ancientart of owner unbuilding for more explanations.

I think I will show the porch in pictures rather than words. One of the projects for the porch is to restore an old front door to something else. If you have read other posts you will know that transforming doors is somethingthat we enjoy doing. This is a work in progress and has halted at the minute.

An old door to make usable again


 When I was removing paint from the weatherboards which we took off the sunroom at the back and reused in the porch I dropped my Speedheater infra red paint removing tool and had to order 2 new infra red tubes from New Zealand which took over a month. Stripping paint with a heat gun is very very very very very boring !!!!

speedheater makes short work of removing paint

front porch with undercoat on

 The last touch that we have done is to rebuild the old three panel narrow window in the West wall and use some of the stained glass panels that we brought from our old house in Bathurst, NSW

Stained glass from the outside


stained glass from the inside

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