Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. It took me the whole month of May to get moved out of my house and settled at a friends temporarily for the summer. Plus I have been doing some extensive research and planning because I keep coming up with new ideas for the house. So that brings on new sets of questions that I have to find answers for. So I am trying not to rush anything to prevent me from doing something wrong and having to start a project over again. Basically, this is a series of pictures on the installation of the front porch. I also put furring strips on the roof and on some of the sides to prep for the metal roof and siding. I also purchased some of the metal and have started the roof, purchased two 7,000 lb. stabilizer jacks to go near the tongue for added stability (they have to be permanently welded on), and purchased my bathroom door(random I know but this is how things happen!). My friend Adrienne also gave me some of her kitchen cabinets because she is redoing her kitchen. Have I mentioned I love free stuff!!
|Furring strips to prepare for metal siding.|
|The front porch has begun!|
|The aluminum panels are vents usually used for attics. I had them laying around from a project at my old house. I think it's going to look cool.|
Used decking to go up the sides.
|The thing that looks like a window is actually just going to be a shelf because I am putting a stove/oven/grill right below that.|
|Same thing on the other side.|
|Shelves are trimmed in!|
Now for the decking on the ceiling.
|I decided on cedar board and batten siding,|
|Found this at The Green Project in NOLA. Brand new sliding glass shower doors for $75! This is going to be the door to the bathroom.|
|Done with the boards now for the battens and trim.|
|Boarded, battened, and trimmed!|
|First few rows of metal roof are on. This metal is called 5V Crimp. I chose this because it's the closest thing that looks like standing seam roofing without having to buy the crimping tool. You just screw it in through the ridges not the valleys and on some of the flat parts.|