These This Old House videos showcase all of our porch projects, how-tos, and designs.
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.
Build Removable Wood-Framed Screens
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
How to Hang a Porch Swing through Vinyl
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva adds structure to a porch in order to safely hang a swing
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
How to Build a Porch Rail
Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
How to Animal-Proof a Porch
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a humane animal barrier