We’ve just about finished up our porch project across the street from the Ole Store. I think the new porch really looks great. We used a hip roof on the main roof area to keep the profile on the sides low. Over the front steps we used a small gable roof so rain won’t fall directly on people walking in and out from the porch. We used some nice fir flooring that the owners are thinking about putting a clear finish on instead of painting the boards. They may do the same clear finish on the beaded ceiling boards. The big bonus for the owners is the basement. The old porch was supported….weakly….on columns. We created a basement that has  doorway into the existing basement. This new basement will provide and excellent dry storage area. Painting will have to wait until spring.