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    Mahogany Screen Porch

    Hi,

    I have been working on a mahogany screened in porch - I think that the pictures tell it all -










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    And so no lonely mosquito could get in, I stapled screening under the 12 by 18' deck.... here's the pic.



    Everything is mahogany, the door is 1 1/8" thick mahogany - as well as the side panels that run floor to ceiling beside the door.

    There are 15 premeasured panels in the porch, aluminum frame and screen that were custom ordered.

    Everthing is screwed in with either stainless steel or brass. The panels - the last close - up are hand screwed together with brass screws and grommets, for easy removal and take down for winter.

    This was my first "construction" type project, and the deck railing was a first for me - I hired another contractor to help me with that. The screen porch portion felt more like cabinetmaking, and I most likely made it more complicated than it had to be, but the results were worth it.

    I know that I haven't been around, but I do check in here. Lots of good stuff going on over here.

    Thanks!
    Gail

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    How great does that look. Nice work.

    Richard

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    Wow Gail, that sure looks like a nice spot to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon!

    Very nice looking wood too.

    Glad to see you around, hope you can check in more often, we always enjoy seeing what you are doing!

    Cheers!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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    WOW,

    What a treat to get to work with that much hardwood.

    That's the 1st screened in porch I would like to have.

    I cannot image the cost !

    Did you mill the wood or were you able to find good milling for that much wood.

    Did you do all of this on site?

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    That is quite spectacular! What did you finish all that mahogany with?

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    Wow. That is by far the nicest screen porch I've seen!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Thanks all! The lumber for the door and side panels alone was over $500.00 - this was a very expensive project. The finish on it is Penofin, was easy to work with. I did everything in the shop - milled all of the panel stock - even calculated the screen sizes prior, the installation was on site - 2 days.

    Thanks again.
    Gail

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    That's nice looking wood Gail, and your craftsmanship certainly does it justice.
    Cheers, Frank

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    Very nice work indeed Gail.
    What finish did you apply?

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