After weeks of work the porch is a finished as it's going to get for now. We cannot completely finish the project because of the siding. We hope to replace all the windows and siding on the house this fall. Until then we're going to have to look at our unfinished gable.
And some very ugly siding with cracking paint
And our hideous front door (I've already picked out our new door, but after eight months is has yet to go on sale. I may have to pay retail...oh the horror.)
But I am pleased with how the porch turned out. The bulky 4x6 posts provide a visual balance for the 2x6 rafters.
And the tongue and groove ceiling was well worth the expense and trouble.
Even without replacing the siding or installing a new exterior light fixture the porch has made a huge difference in how the house looks from the street.
Unfortunately the new siding and windows for the house are still a long way off. We are starting work on building the garage and we'll be busy with that project until it is at least dried in.