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bhorst
Porch Redo Help

We need to rebuild our porch entirely and I need to find a good way to redo the porch floor. We don't love the look of our current porch anyway, so we are open to any ideas.

We currently have 3/4" plywood on the porch floor and when they stuccoed our house a long time ago, they ran the stucco right down to the plywood so we can't get anything thicker in the opening against the house.

I don't know what to use for a patio floor. We don't get much moisture the way it is, and I would assume the flooring has been there for at least 20 years. Some people have told me to use 3/4 outdoor plywood and soak it in linseed oil with a ton of coats on both sides. I have only seen Trex or alternatives that are way thicker than 3/4".

I didn't know if there are any great options for flooring and I don't know what is underneath the deck either. I would assume whatever framing is there will need replaced while we are at it.

http://brandonhorst.com/bhouse.jpg

For some reason I can't upload a picture, but any help would be appreciated!

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Porch Redo Help

You might consider PT yellow pine T&G porch flooring.

Jack

Don
Re: Porch Redo Help

Agree...use planks and paint instead of plywood and green astroturf.

Be sure to mix in a little texture packet into the paint to prevent falls when the paint is wet.

bhorst
Re: Porch Redo Help

Thanks! I will definitely look into that as I had not thought about tongue and groove instead of the plywood. It would look a lot nicer in the end. Our porch is only about 8x20.

My wife loves the green astro-turf though and might be sad to get rid of it ;)

You know any good resources as far as the design of the posts and railings? We would like to redo those and make them look a lot better too.

Don
Re: Porch Redo Help

houzz dot com is a great picture resource.

Check out Family Handyman on line, also.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Porch Redo Help

A lot will depend on how much you want to spend. You might start by looking at the big box stores.

Jack

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