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How to Build Porch Stairs

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.

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How to Repair a Rotted Porch Post

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post

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Build Removable Wood-Framed Screens

Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch

S20 E18, Tom Silva replaces a porch column base
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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How to Build a Porch Rail

Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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How to Animal-Proof a Porch

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a humane animal barrier