Deltec had a handful of front porch options, we picked the one that the footprint and overall feel best matched our house vision, it was a 5 minute decision and one we didn't reopen or pay much attention to. We didn't even think about what it was made out of, really how it would look, there were limited choices, we picked the one that worked for us and never looked back.
When it was unloaded from the truck, I was a bit shocked. It had massive cedar post and beams, was made by an outside specialty timber frame company and looked much more super than I expected. It's also very tall with the tall house walls, almost Buddhist templeish.
The porch components inside on the main floor.
A late night of us sanding all sides of each piece of wood.
A sanded piece next to an unsanded piece. Sanded on left.
The temple being erected.
Most of the skeleton up.
The main entry view.
Almost complete! The porch got rained on partway through erection, so it needs a light sanding prior to weather protection (LandArc) being applied, but those two steps will finish it. The view/seating from the front porch is quite nice. Kristina determined that we should not have a window to the right of the front door so seating could be out there and not block a window, that was a very good call. The micro window on the left of the main entry will be a bathroom window.