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Father and son transform a dull porch into a classy man cave (22 Photos)
Father and son (Imgur user
Randolph122) agreed that their outdoor porch needed a massive overhaul. It was boring, empty, and added little to no value to their house or their lives. So together, the duo spent the better part of a year on a DIY project to transform their bland porch into a classy family room. As you’ll see their efforts were well worth the time spent on the massive project.
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Prepping to install a western red cedar ceiling. First step was to strap the ceiling after identifying the rafters above.
Ceiling installed. Next step is to create a fireplace where the screen is currently.
Knocked out the screen. Poured a 4′ x 16′ footing to accommodate the weight of the fireplace. First step was to establish the fire box.
Next we decided to create wood storage bins on each side of the fireplace. Each box is approximately 3′ x 5′ x 4′ d.
Fire bins, fireplace, and smoke chamber complete.
Chimney complete. Proper roof flashing installed. Masons we hired to do the block work were able to do the stucco as well. They did an amazing job.
Beginning to frame in doors on each side of the fireplace.
Doors complete. Testing the fireplace draw. Works great!
All the wood moved inside. The two storage bins are able to accommodate 1/2 a cord of wood.
Beginning to frame in fire boxes and fireplace. Created latches for the wood doors with some scrap cedar.
Completed the mantle and decorative combing around fireplace. Installed dimmable Edison bulb lights. Used a spare piece of cedar from the ceiling and some black wire for a custom light fixture.
Installed privacy curtains. Put a tv above the fireplace.
Extra storage bin to season wood.
The finished product!
All done. Time for a drink!