375 Prairie

375 PrairieElgin IL

When Bob and Beth Tierney bought 375 Prairie it needed a lot of work.  The porch was rotting off and the paint was peeling. They applied for and got a grant to rebuild the front porch. I made all of the pieces they needed matching the originals exactly – rails, balusters, apron frame, post bases, triangular apron under steps, newel posts and threads.

Bob started the project and by very late fall he was not finished so he tented the whole porch and heated it so he could continue to work.  He even lighted it so he could work at night.

The porch turned out very nicely and Bob and Beth won a Mayor’s award for their efforts.   See the pictures below to see the progression of the making of the porch.