Porch Columns 02:47
How to Hang a Porch Swing and Give Your Porch More Character 01:22
Steve Watson from HGTV's "Don't Sweat It" shows how you can give your porch charm and character by hanging a porch swing. It's an easy project, and you'll need a tape measure, level, drill, bits, a socket set, and of course the swing itself. First, find the ceiling joists. You may need to add extra joists for more support. If you have regular ceiling joists, use a screw eye bolt; for flat joists, use a through bolt. Pre-drill holes into the joists, making sure the spacing matches that of your swing chains. Next, hang the chains and assemble your swing. Finally, hang the swing, making sure that it's level.
How to Enclose Your Front Porch to Build a Screened-In Porch 01:50
Find out how to convert an exterior space into a screened-in porch. This video includes a list of materials and a step-by-step tutorial for screening in a porch on a budget. Ready to enclose your front porch? First build out the frame with pressure treated lumber. Next, prime and paint the frame. Then staple the screen to frame. Cut off excess screen with a utility knife. Nail on some trim to cover the staples. Then install your screen door.