Doesn’t look like much, but it’s pretty exciting to me. Today The Wandering Monk returned to resume construction. First order of business: begin framing the new screen porch.
Here you see the framing near the beginning, with the Monk holding the screen door in place. My original plan was to use a door I salvaged from the landfill. Then the lumberyard put this very nice vinyl door on sale (roughly half of Home Depot’s price for it!), so I repurposed the salvaged door and grabbed this.
This entire phase of the Great Foundation and Screen Porch project should be more gratifying and a heck of a lot more fun than the foundation repairs we did earlier. It’s all framing and siding and other relatively simple things to bring Ye Olde Wreck closer to becoming Mo Saoirse. Unfortunately, we might be working in temperatures approaching 100 later this week. Fortunately most of the work is on the north side and under trees.
The north side has long been the ugliest and most problematic. By the time we’re done with this phase, both the north and west walls should be repaired, sided, and beginning to look like real walls on a real house.