Building out of square.
Why can't anything be square? I finally got going on my portico project and built the frame. It's up and it's solid and so far looks pretty good for what's there. The landing that it sits on is not square and not parallel to the house. The width of the landing that is against the house (92 3/4") is about 5/16" wider than the street side (92 7/16"). The left and right sides are different by about 3/4" (38" vs. 38 3/4"). I made the conscious decision to build to the dimensions of the landing so as to not look un-square. Unless you stuck a tape on it, you wouldn't be able to tell. I think if I built it square to the house, it would look un-square because of the landing. Now I'm thinking down the construction road (roof, etc). FWIW, the old portico was also built out of square and I didn't realize it until I actually put a tape measure on it. Did I make a bad choice?
I tear things down and build them up.
Last edited by Clutchcargo; 08-07-2007 at 12:28 PM.