SCREENED IN PORCH

About: 1945 was a very good year. No, not for wine ... for me. I was born. Yes, I'm old, Father William, but brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. So let me welcome you to the Little Sho...

My neighbor wanted to screen in his porch. He supplied all the material and I did the work.

Step 1: MATERIALS AND TOOLS

MATERIALS: hardboard clapboard siding, 4 x 4s, 2 x 4s, paneling for inside, screening, capping for screening, lots of staples, screws, and nails.

SNAP AND LOCK SCREENING SYSTEM

CLAPBOARD SIDING

TOOLS: saw, hammer, miter saw, staple gun, caulk.

In essence, basic stuff.

Step 2: THE START

I started with an already installed roof and 4 x 4s supporting that roof. I had to knock out the railing. I framed in the bottom third with 2 x 4s, framed in the 3 doorways with 4 x 4s.

Step 3: SIDING

The siding was installed to match the existing siding on the house. You can see the spacer blocks under the second row.

Step 4: DOORS AND SCREENING

There were 3 doors and lots of screening to install. The doors were set with auto closing hinges. The screening was attached in one corner, stretched to the next stud, stapled, tightening the screening as I went along. Then the Snap and Lock screening system was installed.

Step 5: CAPPING

The screening system was a three step process. First staple the screening to the studs. There were black strips to cover the edge of the stapled screens and once installed a white cap to cover the black strips.

SNAP AND LOCK SYSTEM

Step 6: INSIDE

The interior knee wall (this home owner had a big dog, thus no screening all the way to the bottom) was paneled.

Step 7: THE FINISHED PORCH

The porch was used frequently after this renovation.

Step 8: CONCLUSION

THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SATISFYING ABOUT COMPLETING A PROJECT THAT ACTUALLY COMES OUT THE WAY YOU ENVISIONED IT.

--Kink Jarfold--

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    Kink Jarfoldattosa

    Reply 12 days ago

    **singing** It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood. Won't you be...won't you be...won't you be my neighbor....