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xx   PORCH

Making your own spindle railing for a porch or deck. How to lathe turn a large quantity of similar, but not necessarily identical, spindles.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 45

Need for frost footings beneath concrete porch steps explained.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #368 May 1996 (v.46#5) pg. 8

How to securely anchor metal porch railings using bolts embedded in anchoring cement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 28

Railing against the elements. With careful detailing and proper flashing, exterior railings should last for decades.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #70 Oct-Nov 1991 pg. 68
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 4
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #76 Aug-Sep 1992 pg. 4

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

Detailing a railing. The design, construction and installation of a porch-roof railing for a Colonial Revival house.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1991 (v.19#6) pg. 26

West Coast bungalow stairs. Rebuilding a post-Victorian porch stairway of wood.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.21#2) pg. 40

Tip shows how to cut a drip channel (throat) on the underside of a porch step to prevent water from running under the molding.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1997 (v.25#4) pg. 20

How to build safe, sturdy, good-looking free-standing wooden porch steps.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1995 (v.172#5) pg. 107

How to repair rotted ends on porch step stringers.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #811 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 (v.92) pg. 22

Tips on reducing the effects of weather on outdoor porch spindles.
WOOD MAGAZINE #72 Sep 1994 (v.11#6) pg. 20

Building a staircase. (1) Finishing a professionally-built stairway. (2) Installing a prefabricated staircase. (3) Building open-riser deck or porch stairs.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 38