build deck on top of existing porch

We painted our riser to match the color of our house, as a way to break up the brown of the stoop top and the patio pavers below. You can either choose to paint treated lumber to match an existing element on your home, or continue with the composite decking for the riser. (Image credit: Erin Francois). 9.

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to deck over a concrete stoop. Steps: 1. Attach the wood-composite decking to the top of the concrete stoop using the same masonry anchors. 10. Working with composite building materials is easy, but attaching to concrete is always challenging.

Screening in a porch beneath an existing room provides a comfortable place to sit outside and keeps away the bugs. Install the Top Plate. Stand a stud on top of the sill plate against the wall, check for plumb and temporarily fasten it in place. Place a board for the top plate against the ceiling, using the upright stud to 

DIY your own pergola with these free pergola plans that include building instructions, photos, videos, and diagrams to help you succeed. DIY Network has a free pergola plan if you want to build a pergola over an existing deck. Included in the free Free Pergola Plan to Go Over a Patio by Ron Hazelton.

Decks are popular backyard features, but they also make for dramatic front entries. Instead of removing those concrete front steps, save some time by building a wood deck over and around them. A well designed front porch or deck is an inviting feature on most homes. Add a bench swing or a few chairs to 

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