Porch Construction 2

After the long weekend here in Canada, the construction of the porch continued apace. Inside, Casey the electrician was busy finishing the wiring. Today, almost the entire south side structure of the porch was finished. Tomorrow, on to the west. One thing to note is that we have an extra block between each post and the beam. This wasn’t part of the original plan but somewhere in the design process, we ended up with posts that were not quite long enough, and the adjustable steel post bases could not quite make up for it. The block, like a capital on a column, actually looks quite good and, as Kayo noted, adds a slightly Japanese note. Sometimes unexpected problems result in solutions that are actually better than the original design…

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