Monday, November 5, 2012


The porch is finished, finito, done! This may be the first project my dad has actually followed through with 100% since moving into the Green Acre's homestead 23 years ago.  He's just a little proud... and he should be.  He took my parent's falling apart front porch and converted it to a now insulated, somewhat warm despite the onset of cold weather, country-chic room.

He started with a little insulation action in the newly built outside walls.

Then some tongue and groove boards started to go up.

This part took a little longer than expected.  My dad had to use some precision saw skills so that the new boards were flush with the old wall.

After the far wall was complete, it was onto the long side wall which went much faster.  Then he trimmed around the windows.  After all the boards were up, the porch was warm and a much happier place with some pretty wooden walls.

My dad didn't stop there.  The new walls received a coat of country white to match the already painted inside walls.  Then, when everything was dry, it was time to move back in!  Much to his dismay, my dad realized that their old freezer was now a half inch too long to fit back onto the porch.  So, in true Mark Nacke style, he went out and bought a brand new, smaller deep freeze to take its place.  After all, a new porch deserves a new freezer.

So without further ado, I give you my parents new front porch, furniture, deep freezer, and all.

And just for the heck of it, here is a comparison shot of before and after.

So whatcha think?  Pretty awesome right?  Anyone else doing some last minute outside home projects before winter finally sets in?  

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