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Building My Dream Porch

Hey, fellow DIY enthusiasts! Welcome back to Marshall Remodel – it's your host, and today's blog post is all about the exciting developments in Episode 15, where I dive into the construction of my dream porch. Buckle up, as this is just the beginning of a multi-part series, and I can't wait to share the entire journey with you.

First off, let me express my sincere gratitude for the overwhelming response to our last video. The positive comments and questions flooded in, and it truly warmed my heart. Your support is the driving force behind the success of this channel. If you haven't subscribed yet, go ahead and hit that subscribe button – it goes a long way in helping us out.

A Picture of the house before the porch was built

Now, let's get into the nitty-gritty of the porch construction. I've begun framing the porch, and I must say, it's a meticulous process that will span multiple episodes. My goal is to provide you with a comprehensive how-to guide as we progress, ensuring you get the best insights into the construction process.

Coming back from a delightful Thanksgiving break, I'm back in town and fully immersed in the editing process. If you're reading this on a Monday morning, the video should already be up, so don't forget to check it out. And yes, stick around until the end for an exciting giveaway!

Speaking of which, the response to the last video was beyond my expectations, and I'm truly grateful for all the comments and questions. If I couldn't get to yours, I apologize – the engagement was more than I anticipated. But worry not, I'll do my best to respond to as many as I can.

a progress picture of the porch being built

Now, let's talk about the porch. My vision for this porch is nothing short of grand – a place where I can sit back, relax, and enjoy the stunning sunset. The height is set at a lofty nine feet, and I've meticulously started the frame. Each post, header, and joist is a carefully calculated step towards making this dream a reality.

I want to emphasize that the way I do things isn't the only way – this channel is your resource, and I'm here to help you on your DIY journey. Whether you dream of building your own house in the country or just want to learn some handy skills, I hope my videos serve as a valuable guide.

In this episode, I tackled the challenge of setting the height for my porch. I strategically placed the first Girt at nine feet, ensuring a solid foundation for the joists. The process involved some precision cutting, and I'll be sharing the details in the upcoming episodes.

another progress picture of the porch but with a sunset in the background

As the porch starts taking shape, I can't help but feel the excitement. The sliding glass door is in, the front door is all-composite – it's all coming together. I even managed to capture a breathtaking sunset, a glimpse of the serene moments I'll enjoy on my future porch.

The porch framing involved some creative problem-solving. To accommodate the cedar posts, I planed the bottom to perfection, ensuring a seamless fit. Every detail matters, and I'm committed to bringing you along on every step of this fulfilling journey.

One of the highlights of this episode is the custom detail above the front door. A vaulted ceiling with a big hanging light – that's the vision. I walked you through the process of creating a custom arch using 45-degree angles, turning this porch into a unique and inviting space.

I know this post is getting lengthy, but there's so much to share. The mitered corners, the headers, the precise measurements – it's all part of the intricate dance of porch construction. And let's not forget the giveaway! A DeWalt impact driver with a set of assorted bits – the perfect addition to your toolkit.

To enter the giveaway, make sure you're subscribed to the channel and leave a comment on this video. Share your current project or your dream DIY endeavor – I can't wait to hear about it. The program will randomly select a winner, and if it's you, we'll be in touch to ship out your new tool.

That wraps up this first-person perspective on the porch construction journey. Stay tuned for more episodes, more insights, and more exciting updates on Marshall Remodel. Thanks for joining me on this adventure, and until next time, keep building those dreams!

Mr and mrs post frame

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