A New Centarian

14 01 2011

Just in time for Christmas we put the final touches (before spring details) on an antique replica porch where none had been for about 50 years.  After some careful planning and design input from the owner, the details came together and construction was begun.  The rafter tails were traced from the roof above and shortened to the scale of the smaller porch roof while the decorative balusters were traced from a surviving period porch and lengthened to accommodate newer code standards.  Throughout, material selection and preparation were optimized for longevity, beauty and sustainability.  Overall the effect is of a porch that was always there, only brand new!

Posted by Steve Swanson

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