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Photo shows how enclosing a screen porch can add a year-round entertainment center.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1971 (v.49#5) pg. 51

Decorating tips for turning your porch into an inviting oasis.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1971 (v.49#6) pg. 50

Photos show thirteen backyard porch and deck projects that provide attractive outdoor living space.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1974 (v.52#6) pg. 36

Four remodeling ideas that include the addition of decks and enclosed porches designed to tie house and grounds into one living area.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1976 (v.54#6) pg. 92

Four pages of photos show porch coversions to family room, solar greenhouse, sitting room and master bedroom.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1980 (v.58#6) pg. 42

Outdoor living. Special section shows a variety of ideas for improving your deck, porch, patio, playyard, etc. Includes items to both build and buy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1982 (v.60#6) pg. 103

Step-by-step guide to building decorative railings (for porches and outdoor stairways) and fences.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1984 (v.62#6) pg. 102

Outdoor living. Three articles describe landscaping and decorating for creating attractive and restful outdoor living. (1). Outdoor rooms. (2) Garden retreats. (3) Porches.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1996 (v.74#6) pg. 133, 145, 151

Planning a porch. How to plan one that's just right for your house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1998 (v.76#8) pg. 58

Basic techniques for building or repairing porches, decks, and verandas.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1980 (v.3#9) pg. 26

Putting up a back stoop (small wooden porch or deck).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1985 (v.8#9) pg. 15

Tips on decorative touches for a front porch.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1986 (v.9#6) pg. 33

Construction of an L-shaped, vintage-style verandah (porch) featuring some "gingerbread" styling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1989 (v.12#7) pg. 26

Veranda basics. A step-by-step guide to building a front porch.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1993 (v.16#7) pg. 51

A collection of crafts that are easy to make for a screened-in porch.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 40

Repairing rotted or deteriorated porch piers by placing existing pier on a concrete or asphalt pedestal.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #93 Aug 1966 (v.16#4) pg. 52

From porch to family room. Conversion of a 9x12-ft. screened-in porch into an enclosed family room. Features awning type windows for summer ventilation. Est. cost: $127.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #97 Apr 1967 (v.17#2) pg. 42

Photographs illustrate how to frame in and pour a new cement slab porch over an existing, but too small, stoop.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #99 Aug 1967 (v.17#4) pg. 54

How to make a simple set of porch steps with a handrail.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #156 Sep 1974 (v.24#7) pg. 50

How to build a ramada (an arbor or open porch) to keep the sun's glare off windows and to create a shady lounging area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #199 May-Jun 1979 (v.29#5) pg. 50

How to replace a rotted porch post.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #241 Sep 1983 (v.33#7) pg. 80

Expand your home: Add a 3-season porch. There are six large skylights in the roof. The "window-walls" may be replaced with screen panels for summer use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #247 Mar 1984 (v.34#3) pg. 27

The great American porch. Examples of Victorian porches and instructions for building a small side porch and a privacy screen. How to rehab an old porch. How to build a southern-style porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #249 May-Jun 1984 (v.34#5) pg. 51

Tip: Repair porch posts by installing a new wood covering around some or all of the post.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #251 Sep 1984 (v.34#7) pg. 68

Great-looking entries for small homes. (1) Landscaping, privacy fence, awning. (2) Add a front porch. (3) Build an entry foyer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 31

Build this gazebo-like attached screened-in porch. A 12-ft. high cedar dome tops this 14x16-ft. cedar and treated-lumber porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #278 Apr 1987 (v.37#4) pg. 67

Tips on pouring 6" of concrete over an existing concrete porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #295 Feb 1989 (v.39#2) pg. 6

Front porches, seeking a lost tradition. A review of the history of American front porches, their evolution, decline and the renewed interest in front porches.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 26

Build a small classic front porch (6x10-ft.) which features a gabled roof and decorative railing. Replaces a concrete stoop or slab. Est. cost: $1,650.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 44

Tips on the need to insulate and vent the roof over an enclosed porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 10

Constructing a classic front porch which extends the full length of the house. A major construction project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #357 Apr 1995 (v.45#4) pg. 38

Arched front porch to add all across the front of a porchless saltbox. Details construction of the roof extension, posts, and grade-level floor of pavers. Describes how to construct an arched lattice panel to fill one end.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #380 Jul-Aug 1997 (v.47#7) pg. 37

Converting decks and porches to a screened-in porch, a three-season porch, or a room addition. Basic instruction, common pitfalls, and expenses.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 97

Restoring a two-story porch uses timber shoring to allow for repair or complete replacement of supporting columns and decking.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #2 Apr-May 1981 pg. 14

Pattern for a New Mexican privacy screen for a porch window.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #4 Aug-Sep 1981 pg. 65

Classical style in a porch addition. Tips from a restoration expert on deck construction, column building and weatherproof design.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #6 Dec 1981-Jan 1982 pg. 22

A new facade. An arched porch roof is supported on one side only with a single post.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #7 Feb-Mar 1982 pg. 50

Restoring a grand Victorian porch. Mahogany, redwood, and sand paint duplicate the look of weathered brownstone.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #9 Jun-Jul 1982 pg. 20

Porch ornamentation. A sampling from the well-preserved 19th-century seaside resort town of Cape May, New Jersey.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #14 Apr-May 1983 pg. 60

The American porch. A look at porches, and a glossary of types from past to present.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #29 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 47

Tips on controlling the shrinkage of exterior woodwork, such as porch newels.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 12

Two-story summer addition. A unique redwood porch and sun deck with sliding screen doors and decorative trellises. Some construction details furnished.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 50

Restoring the east portico of Montgomery Place (Barrytown, NY). Some ingenious devices and a year's-worth of painstaking work are viewed.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #61 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 67

Renovating old porches. How common problems can be solved with simple repairs. Deals with roof, floor, columns, railings, skirts, steps, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 73
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 4

Porches that won't rot. Construction advice from a specialist in building and restoring Victorian front porches, with an emphasis on the need for adequate ventilation.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #81 Apr-May 1993 pg. 44
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 4

Method for constructing a second-floor deck that also serves as a roof for a first-floor porch.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #84 Oct-Nov 1993 pg. 12

Two lessons from a porch addition. (1) Foundation for an octagonal porch is located using plumb bobs after the porch deck framing is built. (2) Balustrade (porch railing) is given extra strength by using a stainless-steel cable hidden under the handrail.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #88 Apr-May 1994 pg. 62

Tips on priming and painting (not staining) an outdoor porch built from treated lumber.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #91 Oct-Nov 1994 pg. 20

Adding a covered entry. Designing and building a sympathetic portico for a 19th-century New England colonial.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 72

Building a circular porch. Constructing a curving plywood beam and laminated trim solve some of the problems associated with working in the round.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #121 Feb-Mar 1999 pg. 100

How to repair porch railings.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 67

How to repair porch floors.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1978 (v.2#10) pg. 70

Screen your porch or terrace. Instructions for constructing both fixed and removable screens.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 23

Guide to staining and painting porch and deck floors.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 75

What's involved in enclosing a porch or terrace that already has a roof and a floor.
HANDY ANDY Oct 1979 (v.4#1) pg. 29

How to glass in your porch for extra living space.
HANDY ANDY Nov 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 24

How to build a porch.
HANDY ANDY Jul 1980 (v.4#9) pg. 16

Verandah verite. The truth about porches. Advice on restoring porches in the highly decorative style of the late 1800s.
HARROWSMITH #98 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.16#2) pg. 58

Patio or porch roof from fiberglass panels.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 34

Enclosing your porch.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Oct 1963 pg. 50

Major porch repairs.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar-Apr 1964 (v.32#4) pg. 24

How to build a front stoop consisting of bluestone steps, brick sides and brick risers. Photos illustrate the construction of the footings, concrete-block foundation, laying the brick, and laying the stone.
HOME MECHANIX #685 May 1985 (v.81) pg. 52

Accurate replica of the low wooden steps and stoop commonly found on 18th-century New England houses.
HOME MECHANIX #697 May 1986 (v.82) pg. 58

Tip: Enclose and conceal underneath a porch with a simple wooden frame covered with polyethylene fencing material.
HOME MECHANIX #699 Jul 1986 (v.82) pg. 32

All-American add-on. Additions to a circa-1885 farmhouse include a gazebo-style porch, a lattice privacy screen, and a veranda. Some construction details shown.
HOME MECHANIX #710 Jun 1987 (v.83) pg. 34

Replacing wooden support posts for porches and decks.
HOME MECHANIX #721 May 1988 (v.84) pg. 28

Reconstruction of an open porch. Advice on footings, piers, framework, and floor.
HOME MECHANIX #754 Apr 1991 (v.87) pg. 16

Traditional-style porch additions for homes old and new. Concepts of good porch design and contruction are viewed.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#6) pg. 40

Season extender. Construction of a 12x18-ft. screened porch as shown on the PBS TV series "Hometime".
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.14#6) pg. 46

How to convert a screened-in porch to a year-round use by replacing screens with glass doors and windows.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 46

How to design and construct an entry porch that is safe and convenient.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1983 (v.8#3) pg. 38

A simple portico (small porch roof). Shows basic construction which can be modified to suit.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #458 Jul 1966 (v.62) pg. 108

Porch or patio deck built from 2x4 stock set on edge.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 66

Replace an open front stoop which opens directly into a living room with an enclosed entryway.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #497 Oct 1969 (v.65) pg. 84

Turn a porch or a breezeway into an enclosed room by adding wall paneling, floor tile, a freestanding fireplace, windows, and an auxiliary heater.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #534 Nov 1972 (v.68) pg. 100

How to enclose a porch for winter with plastic sheeting.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #545 Oct 1973 (v.69) pg. 85

How to add a screened porch to a house. Diagram shows footing, floor, roof and screen construction for this 12x16ft. addition.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #553 Jun 1974 (v.70) pg. 56

Framing and foundation diagrams for a 3-in-1 addition (porch, patio, deck).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #624 May 1980 (v.76) pg. 43

How to convert a summer porch to a year-round "garden" room.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #659 Apr 1983 (v.79) pg. 56

How to add a columned entryway (small, covered porch).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #659 Apr 1983 (v.79) pg. 122

The old-fashioned porch makes a comeback. How to design a porch for a house of any style.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 40

Why porches fail. Tips and construction drawings will help you build a new porch or restore an old one so that it will last.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #675 Jul 1984 (v.80) pg. 45

Restore porch spindles (balusters) by removing, repairing, and re-installing upside dowm.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1976 (v.4#10) pg. 2

How to re-canvas a porch floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar 1978 (v.6#3) pg. 35

How to restore porch latticework.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1978 (v.6#6) pg. 69

Tip: Canvasing a porch roof that serves as the floor of a deck above.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.8#1) pg. 2

In praise of porches. Historical background on how porches came into prominence and the major role they played in American social history.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.9#8) pg. 167

Restoring crumbling porches on old houses.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1981 (v.9#10) pg. 221

Tip: How to cover an upper wooden deck porch with canvas to make it waterproof.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1981 (v.9#10) pg. 233

Building a new wood stoop is a lesson in principles of exterior wood construction.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug-Sep 1983 (v.11#7) pg. 147

Lattice work. How to make and install painted wood lattice normally found under old porches.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1983 (v.11#9) pg. 193

Rescuing a porch roof. How to rebuild a roof with exposed ornamental rafter ends and a soldered flat-seam, terne-metal covering.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 1

Documentation for creative restoration of old houses. Victorian porches.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.12#1) pg. 20

Tip: Install porch balusters using a dowel screw instead of toenailing.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1984 (v.12#4) pg. 88

Canvassing a porch deck. Describes removing old canvas, laying new cotton canvas, and tips on selecting materials for the job.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.15#3) pg. 28

The story of porches, an American tradition. Includes related articles on restoring a period porch, reviving railings, and building porch piers with fiber tube forms.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.18#4) pg. 30

Hitting on porch decks. If you're planning on repairing or rebuilding a porch deck, here are some details to keep in mind for a quality job that will last.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1993 (v.21#4) pg. 46

Advice on re-laying a second-story porch floor to make it watertight.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1996 (v.24#5) pg. 18

Details that endure. Design and construction advice to avoid future problems with a wooden porch.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1999 (v.27#3) pg. 46

Adding a screened porch to your house.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 170

Tips on converting a front sun porch to a family room for less than $900.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1970 (v.134#3) pg. 156

How to install wrought iron railings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1973 (v.140#1) pg. 82

How a porch can be converted into a passive solar-heated living area. Includes suggestions on planing your conversion, insulating the foundation and installing insulated glass patio doors for walls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 137

Double-deck porch adds two party rooms. The roof of this screened-in porch is an upper deck accessible from either the second floor or via an outdoor spiral staircase. Overall dimensions: 13x28-ft.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1982 (v.158#4) pg. 118

How to repair a wooden porch. Deals with deck, railings, posts, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1987 (v.164#5) pg. 193

Build a traditional wooden back porch and roof featuring tapered and chamfered columns, rich molding details, and stately proportions.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1991 (v.168#6) pg. 62

Double decker. A large bi-level porch serves both the ground-floor and second floor of a house. The design includes a full-length roof, square column supports and a decorative spindle railing. General constuction details are included.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1999 (v.176#4) pg. 92

Seven ways to gain living space in your home. Includes enclosing a porch.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 142

Prebuilding window screen frames can simplify the conversion of an open back porch into a screened-in porch.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1969 (v.194#1) pg. 168

How to build a stone stoop.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1970 (v.197#3) pg. 92

How to enclose an existing porch to add living space.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1977 (v.211#1) pg. 115

Breezeway walls and roof are covered with fiberglass reinforced plastic panels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 112

Do-it-yourself add-on screen porch. Uses post-and-beam construction to eliminate screen frames and ceiling joists.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 134

Shelter a concrete patio slab with this easy-to-build screened porch. Built mostly of 2x4 and 2x6 pressure treated wood. Est. cost: $500 for a 10x14 foot enclosure.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1981 (v.219#1) pg. 94

Porch for all seasons. A tile-floored solarium has hinged window panels that store overhead during the summer.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1983 (v.222#5) pg. 106

All-seasons sun porch. In summer it's a screened porch and projecting eaves keep it dry. In winter plywood shutters replace the screens. The fiberglass roof provides diffused light all year long.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1987 (v.230#1) pg. 88

Porch revival. How to add a porch to an existing house. Looks at basic construction, design considerations, and prefabricated parts.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.2#6) pg. 26

The glass menage. Tips on turning your screened porch into a year-round room
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 54

Aluminum railings dress up a porch.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.34#11) pg. 112

Photos showing a back porch which was converted to a family room. No specific instructions given.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul 1966 (v.37#7) pg. 53

Facelifts for the old homefront. Decorative fences, gates and porch railings.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1980 pg. 90

Porches for all seasons. Two very different approaches to enclosing a porch, turning it into a year-round room.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #813 Mar 1997 (v.93) pg. 34

Several porches and decks to construct.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 10 1978 (v.41#12) pg. 102, 122

Add-on sun porch features four large windows (sliding storm doors), fiberglass roof, and no insulation. Est. cost: $2,000.
WOMAN'S DAY May 18 1982 (v.45#10) pg. 70, 120

Photos and diagrams illustrate the construction of a 14x16-ft. screened-in porch addition to a house. The porch rests on railroad tie pilings instead of a conventional footing and foundation.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1967 (v.23#2) pg. 28

Photos illustrate the remodeling of a porch into a family room.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1968 (v.24#6) pg. 31

Step-by-step conversion of a porch into a family room.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 4

Covered porch is converted to a solar room addition using Filon panels.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 36

Replacing a rotted porch with a new wooden porch. This tall front porch also includes a storage room beneath the deck. Typical framing and construction details illustrated.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 24