May 16, 2004


When our house was originally built in 1927 the front porch had no support posts at all - it was just built right on the ground. When we bought the house in 2000 the porch was sagging in several places, and we had to block off two of the corners that weren't safe to stand on.

When we decided to replace the porch as part of our exterior remodeling, we ran into a few problems with the city zoning board, so our contractor had these detailed drawings made up for us to use in our variance request and, of course, for the carpenter.

Fortunately all it took was one call to a helpful city councilman to get the zoning issues resolved, and our carpenter was really talented and did a great job!

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