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Back Porch

As the painters were scraping off the old paint and caulking all the nail holes in the original siding, John started demoing the back/side porch with Jeff, our helper.  It was an enclosed landing into the kitchen with stairs running down to the side of the house.  It was as old as the house and partially blocked the entrance to the back yard as well as the side and besides it was a wreck to look at and had the same terrible smell as the rest of the house.

old porch steps

old porch steps

 

gutting the porch

gutting the porch

Once the porch demo was complete we had a back yard full of old wood.  Some of it was donated to the Rebuilding Center in Portland which is a non-profit organization that resells their donations at a discount, as reusable, recycled materials and some of it was thrown away.  We kept some for the repair of the old siding, since they did not make these boards anymore.  

 

old porch wood

old porch wood

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