Porch How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our porch step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Replace a Porch Column Base
This Old House General contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to remove and repair the rot eating away at his porch’s support post.
Celebrate the Fourth of July: How to Hang the American Flag
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
How to Build and Hang a Custom Screen Door
Ask This Old House general contractor helps a homeowner build a custom screen door to fit her unique front entryway.
Build Removable Wood-Framed Screens
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
Reader Project | How to Build a Porch Pirate-Proof Bench
A reader shares his ingenious solution for safeguarding delivered packages
How to Build a Simple Porch Swing
This streamlined outdoor seat is budget-friendly and simple to build using basic cuts and common stock
Turn a Porch Into an Outdoor Room with Shutters
Install shutters outdoors to create this character-filled look
5 Ways to Paint a Porch Floor
Pro painter Brian Carter’s beautiful ideas to dress up an old porch floor
How to Replace a Broken Front Porch Board
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a deck board
How to Build Porch Stairs
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.
How to Install a Porch Column
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
How to Repair a Rotted Porch Post
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post
Rebuilt Wrap-Around Porch for a Folk Victorian
A newlywed's stepdad recreated detailed gingerbread trim for the best curb appeal redo from the Search for America's Best Remodel 2015
How to Build Granite Porch Stairs
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to create durable, beautiful stone steps
How to Build a Porch Rail
Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
How to Paint Oversize Blossoms on Your Porch Floor
Decorate your outdoor sanctuary with a large floral design
How to Replace Porch Posts
Find out how to remove and reinstall porch posts to refresh your entry's look
How to Build and Hang a Porch Swing
Get yourself the best seat not in the house, and enjoy it all summer long
How to Build an Adirondack Chair
Make a roomy, reclining seat with a fan back and wide armrests out of weather-resistant decking lumber.
How to Install a Lattice Under Deck
Dress up your front porch with hinged panels of plastic skirting.
How to Animal-Proof a Porch
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a humane animal barrier
How to Restore Outdoor Furniture
Learn how to extend the life of your lawn chairs with the advice from an expert.
How to Hang a Porch Swing
Precisely measuring the enjoyment porch swings provide is difficult, but a good place to start is monitoring how long your smile lasts.