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  1. Screen Porch Construction

    You can add a spacious, airy outdoor porch to your home. We'll show you everything you need to complete the project yourself, including how to frame the porch , attach it to your house and all of the finishing details. Sure, it'll take a lot of time and work, but once it's done, you can beat the bugs and spend more time outdoors during the summer.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Latticework Porch Trellis

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    This trellis is an elegant way to get a degree of privacy for a porch , deck or even a patio. It’s also a great place to grow climbing plants. This trellis offers a unique design that allows you to adapt it to fit a variety of sites. And materials for it cost less than $100. We’ll show you everything you need to build it.

  2. How to Build a Shed With a Front Porch

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    Below, in Additional Information, is the Materials List and Construction Drawings for the Shed With a Front Porch , July/August 2012. These are pdf files that you can download and print.

  3. How to Build a Porch Swing

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    Enjoy the gentle sway of a porch swing on a summer night. With these clear how-to instructions and photos, you can build a classic porch swing in a weekend.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Back Porch Ideas – 12 Serene Screened Porches - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    The porch has long been the perfect gathering place for summer evenings. While some folks may favor an open patio, an elevated deck, or a year-round sunroom, screened-in porches have a lot of allure—and nostalgia as well. Protected from the elements by a sturdy roof, screened porches allow both ...

  2. Front Porch Decorating Ideas - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Sunny days and warmer weather signal that summer is right around the corner. What better time to freshen up your front porch ? Rest assured that you can create an inviting front veranda without breaking the bank. Start with one favorite item, theme, or color, and work out from there. For example, if ...

  3. Sleeping Porch - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Though popular at the turn of the 20th century, the sleeping porch had been largely forgotten by the postwar period. But today, homeowners across the country are rediscovering this practical and utterly charming tradition.

  4. How to Build a Porch - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    A porch is simply a deck with a roof on it, right? Not quite. While some porches may be as simple as that, many are m...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal

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    It's the simple things that we overlook. In this short video by ServiceMagic.com, David Lupberger points out some very simple ways to increase your home's curb appeal that you may be overlooking.

  2. How to Install a Tile Floor

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    Despite a wide variety of design options, installing a ceramic tile floor typically follows a series of basic steps and can be installed over just about any type of subfloor. Jeff Wilson walks you through the installation process.

  3. Garden Design Tips - An outdoor Herb Garden Room

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    Gardening just makes our hearts beat a-flutter. A magical thing, really,…as it relaxes, excites, beautifies, enhances, challenges and inspires us all at once. Gardens and gardening are truly a three-dimensional art form…. Ever-changing. At times an entire garden or landscaping project can be overwhelming… so we find ourselves breaking gardens down into bite-size pieces that we can enjoy.

  4. Epoxy Deck Stain

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    Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates a deck sealer and stain that contains synthetic resins. This sealer stain doesn't contain natural oils that become food for algae and mildew.

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Blog Posts

  1. Shanty2Chic Porch Swing

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    FromAna-White.com

    Build your own porch swing - free plans! About Project Author Notes:  Are you enjoying your summer? Would you enjoy your summer more if you could swing lazily in the afternoons on your very own porch swing? Well, guess what???  We've got new plans for you to make your own porch swing!!! You'll need to grab your drill and start building of course before you can grab your ice tea and favorite book and start swinging though! My friend Whitney from Shanty2Chic modified this longer porch swing plan (and also made the back taller for a more traditional swing feel) and are working with me to share free plans with you today! Before we get to the plans, please take a second to go visit Shanty2Chic to get step by step construction details, finishing materials, and how much they spent on this porch swing! Thanks Whitney ! Enjoy the plans ... and hopefully the swing too! XO Ana

  2. Porch Copper Drainage System

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  3. Front Porch Breakfast & Reflections

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    FromDIY Diva

    Remember those two years where I lived in a garage and spent every. single. free. minute. building a house? I do. Vividly. The truth is, it was fun, it was...

  4. Sneak Peek: Gray Front Porch

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    FromDIY Diva

    All I’m saying is that I’m pretty sure in the last three months I’ve developed an allergic reaction to hunter green. So it was well worth the hours on a...

  5. 101 Spindles: Not As Fun As Dalmations

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    FromDIY Diva

    I think the technical term for these may be balusters, but whatever name you use, my front porch contains a lot of them. A lot. I’d hoped to get the...

  6. Painting the Day Away

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    FromDIY Diva

    Saturday was something like the third longest day of the year and I decided to utilize every minute of it, starting with catching the sunrise from the front porch . The...

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