Our carpenters have made good progress on our east side remodeling project. The kitchen addition is framed in and work is moving along on the screen porch. This porch faces east into the backyard and will have wonderful early morning light. It will have a vaulted ceiling with full screens on all sides. The architect called for decay resistant lumber for most of the screen porch framing. This will protect it against the rain and moisture that will inevitably find its way into the framing. The porch floor is made of cedar planking that should serve well for many years. Before we installed the cedar planking we installed insect screening on the joists to prevent bugs from migrating up into the porch.