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Simple treated pine front porch


Standard front porch built on wood posts. Treated pine is one of the least expensive materials for building outside structures including porches. Pressure-treated wood is very easy to work with material.
Cutting lumber to sizes and securing joists, decking, and pickets with screws, crew of 3 carpenters normally able to build simple 4’ x 12 porch approximately 5’ above ground within 2 days after concrete under posts is cured. Addition day typically will be spend on digging 7 – 8 holes in the ground, pouring concrete foundation and installing galvanized steel post bases.