Shed Porch project is coming along
My big project lately has been putting a porch roof over the deck in front of the shed that serves as an office. The idea is to have a nice little nook where my wife and I can sit in the evening and enjoy time, coffee and maybe a toddy from time to time. It also has very fast wifi, so it will also serve as an alfresco place to write.
I've had some health issues slowing me down, but little by little I managed to get the roofing done on the porch, and the sidewalls and top rails in. We've been flirting with some rainy weather, so the roof's done just in time. The GAF self adhesive roll roofing was fairly easy to apply, but was abut 2 feet short, so I patched in a couple of 2-foot pieces on each end and overlapped the self adhesive roll over it by a foot. Flashing and lots of Henry's should do the trick. BTW, this is my first time doing roofing.
Put low side walls up on the sides to block the wind a bit, and plan a low half door on the right side so I have access to the storage and "relief" station around the back. Put on a first coat of good outdoor paint, but see I missed part of a post. That's what I get for working past sunset.
The pix gives you a pretty good idea of what I'm going for. Painting it with the same 4-color scheme as the house, and will lay in a concrete squares pathway, curving from the house to the center of the porch. You can see the edge of the shop shed on the right, and the little redwood box that houses the drip irrigation valves. The passage between the sheds may get covered at some point so storage on the big shelves and where the ladders are stowed will stay dry. You can see the sub panel that feeds both sheds in the back of the passage. Flex conduit directs power into each shed. Works since I never use both sheds at the same time.
Last night, I reset all the battery operated LED motion sensors so the path from house to porch lights up as you walk out there at night. One inside the porch roof stays lit as long as we're out there and moving a bit. I'll add a couple of IR bulbs to keep us toasty during winter. We can make tea and instant coffee in the office shed, and the refer has a bottle of bourbon and mixer as well. I like it, but glad not to be up on that roof anymore.
The low walls (36 inches high) are really a wind break now. I would really like to work out a way of enclosing it further to make it cozier, but the windows on the shed are really in the way, and the watering station restricts the size of the deck. But I'm working on a solution. BTW, being a shed, nothing is perfectly square, but I've managed to get most posts plumb. The sheet goods on the roof have made the cover solid!
I'll post a few more pictures as the project moves along.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 11-07-2017 at 10:58 AM.