Fixing a porch

We’ve been working on restoring this porch.   We’ve painted the railings, and caulked and painted the posts.   I watch on those home improvement shows on TV they always talk about getting the wood smooth.   I certainly did my share of sanding, but I don’t take a disk sander to the posts, because I like old stuff.   I want this house to look like it’s got a history.   I don’t want it to look like someone put it up yesterday.

These are close-up of one column.   I enjoy the way the old paint shows its shape under the new paint.   It lets you know these posts have been around doing their job for some time.

Now to get inside and start drywalling ceilings.

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