Beginning a journey to live more simply…

Began framing the front deck after work this evening. Next step, framing the deck roof!

We are using Cedar and 3″ coated deck screws for all of the porch framing due to weather exposure. We went with plain 4×4 cedar posts as opposed to a fancier turned post as we like the more simple look. The 2×4 side cross members are attached to the front wall sheathing with some rather beefy joist hangers. This thing will eventually have to withstand the gale-force winds of driving down a highway…

The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company plans called for about a 2’x8′ front deck. We customized ours a bit by purchasing a 20′ trailer as opposed to the recommended 18′ trailer and extending our deck to 4’x8′. Sitting together outside on a front porch for hot morning coffee or cold evening brew is a sacred part of our relationship. Porch time is important…

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