watch home again with bob vila - season 4, episode 19 - building a stair rail and bookshelves: a progress report and a look at the new new built-in bookshelves.
in terms of energy savings, there isn't much benefit to insulating an unheated porch. however, doing so will prevent cold air from seeping into the porch and may allow you to use the porch for a few weeks longer before winter arrives. basically, you should be thinking about insulating the roof, floor and walls to ensure the maximum benefit.
watch this old house episodes on pbs season 33 2012 . the barrington, r.i., project continues with work on the landscape and master bedroom porch, including the installation of a custom copper gutter and scupper.
the existing cellulose insulation in the walls of the oldest part of the house is topped off; raised beds are built from the fieldstone of the old foundation. and rotted railings are replaced
i looked at prefab railings and hard wood parts. the really good wood parts online (cedar, redwood, seven trust, mahogany, etc.) were too expensive, and the plastic, pre-fab ones from the home stores, or online similar to these styles weren't approved by my wife. i agreed with her that the plastic wouldn't match the age of the rest of the house (1909).
attaching a wooden railing to a concrete porch adds a touch of elegance. many people are choosing wooden railings over iron because wood does not rust and it's easy to remove. railing made with kee klamp pipe fittings - image gallery handrails are apart of our life.