Wednesday, November 26, 2014

her royal majesty, framboise manor porch, the third ;-)

jambaloney here!

okay - gotta finish the porch thing...

fisrst off - more crazy ocean pics (i have been getting a lot of sand and seaweed lately)

on the long side, we used to have this...

so after few years and patching and nonsense - here is the disaster 3 week ago... it makes the WORST noise in the wind, which we have lots of  ;-)

got 4 free old windows from the community hall!

the needed a trim to fit.....

gotta love the old b and d!

next up - i have a couple of these 3 x 5 feet and free outta the garbage...

they need frames... (2x4s with 1x2 inserts)

after building the frames, i tested the fit first.. i left a 1/4" gap all around..okay so far!

so i seated the windows and gapped them with a mini crowbar..

my old nemisis, i mean...friend...silicone!!! i i filled in the gaps with it because it is flexible.

hey, more 1x2s!!!

which i used to anchor the glass - yes, it sticks out a bit, no matter as the rest will be 2x6s..

18 foot creosote mini ties - thanks to my friend A for the freebies!

windows lined up...

and 2x6s beginning the frame!

the framed big windows..


et voila!! the first bit frame - the top is 18 feet!!!

paint it....

get your sweet wife to help you tear the old stuff off......

*()^(%^$*&^%$*&6  !!! ants have eaten the phone poles that the porch sits on... good news is, the windows will NOT rely on this for support..

plastic is stapled in place for extra air pockets - i used the old scraps from patching for this andyou see the mini-tie in place for testing..

mini-tie in in permanent place on top on free sand and gravel from the beach...

i built lower frames to fit and then placed the upper frame in place on top..

window on right side....

ALL windows!!!!!

and plywood - woo hoo!

more poly fastener and foam to seal and we have a completed porch for the winter!!!!

nothing like a novemeber sunset..

or two....

- cheers all!!!!


  1. Way to go. You'll get a lot of use from that.

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    1. thanks dfw - i try to keep the work rolling forward!

      all my best!

  3. Wow, that's wonderful! I honestly wouldn't know where to begin, ha.

    1. hey 1st man!

      well - you would first need to have LOT of free windows ;-)

      hope you two are doing great!

  4. Thanks jane!

    hope all is well with you!


  5. Glad you got the remodel on the porch done before winter weather really hits you guys. It looks really good.

    1. hey jugm!

      me too - i was worried but we are still in pre-winter which has been great - hope you weather has been holding out!


  6. Real nice upgrade to the manor! Good job! old friend.....

    1. thanks rat !

      nice to hear from you old friend - hope you are well!

  7. Hey Jambaloney,

    Nice job, I love the windows you've installed. The porch is going to be nice and comfy for you and Kymber this winter.
    Hugs and love to you and Kymber.

    1. hey sweet sandy!!!

      thanks - it was a good job to finish - it has been nice and comfy already ;-)

      hope you aren't freezing - hugs back to you!

      your friend,

  8. You are always working on something up there. At least it keeps you gainfully employed so you don't get bored, and you save yourself a fortune by doing all that work yourself.

    1. hey harry!

      there is lots to do and as kymber is the boss - i guess that qualifies as being "employed" ;-)

      we do save money too!

      cheers !

  9. Thanks Sue!

    hope you are keeping well on the mainland!

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