Screened in Porch 2021

In the Fall of 2021 we decided to screen in our porch. We watched a lot of YouTube videos and decided to tackle it ourselves.

Here is a before of the porch.

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Another before of ‘inside’.

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And one more before picture.

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We got all the 2×4’s and 4×4’s needed to frame it up and we reused the same spindles. The painting process began. Paint, flip, paint, flip, paint, flip…

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Railing and spindles are gone. We took out the current posts and replaced them with 4×4’s for support. We needed them to be smooth, even though we liked the decorative ones better. Those just wouldn’t have worked.

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Getting everything measured, spaced and framed was a little tricky in some areas but not too bad.

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We shortened the spindles. After looking at a gazillion photos of other porches with railings, we decided we liked this style and height best.

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Chika was supervising from inside.

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The black you see is the channeling I believe it was called. In which the screen will be attached to. We were not liking the black look at all but just had to be patient.

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The new screen door is now partially installed being held for extra support with a pumpkin.

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The little spindles are done. The black channeling is done. Door is done.

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Just had to touch up the spindles with white paint before installing the screen.

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Here goes the screen. Even though you can’t tell from the picture, it was SO COLD outside. We had a firepit in the driveway to warm our hands up.

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And finally, the white cap on top. Much better than the black.

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Working our way around getting it nice and tight.

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From the inside. The screen is in but we went with a medium gray so it’s hard to see.

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Screen is all done and really taking shape.

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Finishing up the white caps.

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Ta-Da !!!! The final screened in porch !  The only thing not done is the small section right above the door. We had to get a certain piece of wood for up there and paint it and it was the only thing not done.

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We love the outcome and have thoroughly enjoyed it this year.

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Looks wise we love it and bug free wise we of course love it.

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It was way too cold, but Chika also really loves hanging out on the porch.

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Have you tackled any home improvement projects lately?

Ever finished up a project at the brisk of winter right before the snow came like we did?


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