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Porch step repair

Porch steps


These porch steps only lasted 3.5 years before one of the four screws holding the boards in place snapped.

I added a piece of lumber under each side of the step as a brace. Hopefully that fix will last another third of a decade.


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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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