COMMUNITY FORUM

bbgandpg

09:41AM | 07/14/04
Member Since: 07/13/04
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I am rebuilding the 9' x 40' front porch of my 1890 house. I plan to use tongue and groove flooring and keep the traditional painted look, although staining is an option. At my lumber yard, T&G Douglas fir and T&G mahogany cost the same. (The mahogany is Phillipine mahogany.) I have to decide which to use - questions of paint adhesion and moisture resistance. The porch is covered so it doesn't get direct sunlight but it does get wet on the outer portions in the rain. I'm open to suggestions. From reading this forum I get the impression that many prefer stain to paint on a front porch even though a painted porch is more traditional. I do plan to prime all sides of the tongue and groove boards before nailing them. Any advice, particularly experience with Phillipine mahogany, would be appreciated.

tkoller

09:52AM | 04/28/09
Member Since: 04/27/09
1 lifetime posts
We are replacing the covered front porch floor on our 1880 Farmhouse. We too are deciding between Douglas Fir or Mahogany T&G. Did you ever receive a response to your question? What did you end up using and how has it held up? I understand that when our house was built they probably used old growth vertical cut Douglas Fir which is why after 130 years it is just now in need of replacement. Please respond as soon as you can. Thanks.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2