The porch is the calling card of the house. In addition to the functional purpose, this design performs a protective function, as well as decorates the facade of the building. At the same time the porch can be made of different material and have a various form. In the article we will talk about how to make a porch of wood with your own hands, we will show diagrams, drawings, photos and video footage.
Perhaps even at the design stage, you should think about how to make a porch for the house. There are several types of them:
Patio wood porch
It is quite possible for everyone to build a porch. When carrying out construction work, it is important to follow the rules and safety.
Independent construction of the porch includes the following steps:
After the preparatory work is completed, you can safely proceed to the construction of the porch.
Making the frame
To make a porch from wood, you will need to choose the following building material:
We suggest you to get acquainted with the technology of making a porch made of wood on wooden poles. Building a porch on a foundation in the form of a support cushion would be justified subject to the following rules:
The base of the porch on the columnar foundation
The principle of building a porch to a brick or wooden house is identical. In any case, it is worth making a qualitative binding of the porch to the building.
As for the steps, everything is very simple. Boards are laid on logs and fixed with nails or screws. The method of their installation may be different. For example, boards are fitted close to each other so that there are no gaps between them. In this case, the slope of the porch will have from 1.5 to 2 °. This will be enough so that the water does not accumulate, and flow. Another method of laying is to leave gaps up to 3 mm between the boards. This will allow the water to immediately flow down, not lingering on the surface of the porch.
The last method of laying flooring has its drawbacks, which is associated with the risk of injury. This applies to those cases if the beautiful half of the house wears stiletto heels.
If we talk about the steps, you can get them ready. But if you want to save your family budget, you can make them yourself:
When the steps are ready, you should worry about safe movement on the porch, having built a railing. They can also be made of wood. Especially fences on the steps are necessary if there are more than three steps.
The fence for the porch can be made of forging, stone or brick. In this case, it will look more monumental.
Be sure to provide additional security features. This includes anti-slip coating, which can be made of rubber, rubber, etc. This is very important, because the frozen water makes movement on the porch and steps unsafe.
Flooring the porch by decking
So, making a porch from wood is one thing. It is quite another to provide him with a long operational period. It is about the means of protection of the porch of wood, we'll talk further.
To organize the protection of the porch and steps, it is worth making a carport. It will prevent the ingress of snow, rain and direct sunlight. All of this has a negative effect on wood, especially with constant exposure. If the porch is small, then it will be enough to build a small visor. For the roof of the canopy / canopy, you can use different materials of corrugated board, polycarbonate, tile, etc.
When decorating a canopy or canopy, it is important to ensure that the support pillars do not interfere with movement.
In addition, wood treatment is recommended from time to time. In this case, it will be possible for a long time to do without overhauling the porch.
Painting the porch
This is how the wooden porch is made. If you already have experience in the manufacture of such a structure, then leave comments at the end of this article. If you are a novice master, then the diagrams and photos provided will help you design and do all the work yourself. We also invite you to view the prepared video.
In the provided video material, you can visually see the technology for making a porch made of wood:
In the photos you can see different options for making a porch made of wood:
The wooden porch of a log house
A beautiful wooden porch
Porch with a canopy
Porch-terrace of wood
Porch at the bath
Railing for the wooden porch
If you decide to make a wooden porch yourself, then the proposed schemes can help you develop your own project:
Drawing of a wooden porch
Drawing of a porch
Drawing of a wooden porch
Project of the porch and steps
Calculation of steps
Fastening scheme railings
The foundation of the porch
Installation of steps to the porch
Construction of a wooden porch