Clean up and move the saw to the back porch. One more ceiling to install then on to the next year long assignment.

This spring we will most likely screen the front porch in. I’ve still got this idea bouncing around in my head. What would look right for a front entrance panel for the screening? Between the posts it will be easy to stretch a screen panel. To make a door panel that is functional and looks good…well, that will take me some time to wrap what brain cells I have left around.

A design that might feature an arched door, stained glass transom or cedar branches as accents on the side panels? The opening is a little over ten feet wide. There is an unlimited number of possibilities to make a functional statement of invitation to our home.

We use our porch a lot. Once it is screened I could see us taking our meals there. There are many nights I would like to sleep on the porch but without the protection from mosquitoes I would be a quart low on blood by daybreak.

The stain glass panel that we had hanging on the west end of the porch will have to find a new place to reside. The elements would have been too much for it to survive where we had it. The most likely location for the panel will be in our new barn. We have had some plans drawn up for the barn in an attempt to limit most of our mistakes to paper. Hopefully we’ll be able to start the excavation/concrete work soon. I’m still clearing trees from the site.



  1. Ed said,

    December 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    I think any door will have to have a beefy appearance to go with the large timber and stone theme of your porch which looks outstanding by the way!

  2. Ed said,

    December 6, 2011 at 8:51 AM

    Why would anyone want a deck over a screened in porch is beyond me.

  3. Woody said,

    December 7, 2011 at 7:03 AM

    Thanks so much Ed!

  4. Robin said,

    December 10, 2011 at 12:10 AM

    Oh la la. How very nice. I love it.

  5. Leigh said,

    December 17, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    It looks great! I love a front porch too and think screening would be just the thing. Will be very interested in how you go about that and what you decide about the door. Our front porch will likely be our 2012 project.

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