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A Fun Project: Rebuilding my Front Porch

As I reported in an earlier blog post, I am taking a break from anything related to furniture making so I can complete some tasks on my wife’s growing to-do list. She has been very supportive of my woodworking over the past several years, but I have put off some of these projects much too long. Case in point is our front porch. We used to have a brick front porch. Our house is about 30 years old and over time, this porch slowly settled and sank away from the house. When it became an eyesore, we had it demolished and the same contractor replaced it with a deck style wood porch as well as replaced part of our sidewalk. We noticed about a year ago, the first newel post had started leaning outward and it easily moved as someone would grab it on their way up to our front door. The problem was the skirt board which the post attached to had rotted. As you can see from the photo above, as I dug …