Chunky Wood Porch

posted Sep 18, 2012, 8:01 AM by Brian Carpenter
Chunky wood was the moniker that my client used when he saw the beams that we were using for rafters on his new porch and wood shed. "It is exactly what i had in mind." he said. After consulting an engineering program that verified that using these Douglas Fir beams for rafters would carry the worst Vermont snow load with ease, we placed them at 36" oc so as to expose the shiplap ceiling from the porch. It turned out beautifully. And this was all accomplished (to this point in the build) in only 1 week from lawn to frame and roof decked. It was a design that I noted in Charleston, SC. at the  open-air market on the old harbor there. they painted the ceiling white, and it glowed as a design feature when you were inside. As I talked to my client, i suggested a similar approach to his porch roof and after a few sketches, we are both pleased with the results.
-bc


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