Porch How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our porch step-by-step tips & ideas.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to create durable, beautiful stone steps
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
Dress up your front porch with hinged panels of plastic skirting.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
This streamlined outdoor seat is budget-friendly and simple to build using basic cuts and common stock
Install shutters outdoors to create this character-filled look
Pro painter Brian Carter’s beautiful ideas to dress up an old porch floor
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a deck board
Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a structural and decorative column on a front porch. He also demonstrates several ways to install weatherproof flashing
Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Decorate your outdoor sanctuary with a large floral design
Find out how to remove and reinstall porch posts to refresh your entry's look
Make a roomy, reclining seat with a fan back and wide armrests out of weather-resistant decking lumber.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a humane animal barrier