Porch How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our porch step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
Dress up your front porch with hinged panels of plastic skirting.
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
A reader shares his ingenious solution for safeguarding delivered packages
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