Teahouse Veranda

June 15th 2003: The veranda floor is next on the agenda.

2 4"x2" batons are screwed to the floor joists

Lengths of 6" x 1" oak are then cut to length

Before too long it's finished!


Looking along the veranda

July 5th 2003: Starting to make the veranda hand rail today.

One of the handrail uprights showing the lap joint to the floor joist

The hand rail support in place

The joint connecting the hand rail to the upright

The hand rail after planing and chamfering with a router

Gluing the handrail and upright into place

My original idea for the step into the teahouse

Planning the step into the teahouse

The various bits now fitted together after moving the stones forward

July 6th 2003: I plan to finish the veranda today with luck.

The handrail and step now complete.

Showing both side of the porch

Nailing beading around the edge of the panels on the veranda

After painting the veranda panels

and the sides.

Nearly there - on the outside!

 Pegging the joints using 1/2" oak pegs from Coyle Timber

Pegging the joints

Pegging the joints - more for show than strength!

July 26th 2003: Just the corner supports to fit now...

 These match similar ones on the house and on the wisteria pergola

16th August 2003: Down to Pinks to pick up the step stone...

The first granite step just placed roughly

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