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DIY Cedar Porch Makeover – Three Easy Projects

Is your deck feeling a little uninspired? We have three simple DIY woodworking projects for you to tackle this summer that will bring privacy, style, and function to your front or back patio – no matter how much or little space you have. Looking for more projects? Browse our library of free DIY project plans and how-to videos here.

  1. Vinyl ceiling & siding replacement

cedar deck ceiling paneling and siding

Replace your vinyl soffits and siding with engineered 1×6 Western Red Cedar tongue & groove paneling to increase durability, style, and function in your outdoor space. Engineered WRC is incredibly stable and long-lasting and will create a stunning look for your home.

  1. Privacy screen

cedar porch privacy screen

Create a stylish privacy screen with Knotty Western Red Cedar 1×3 & 1×6’s in order to create a little extra distance from your neighbors, without ruining your view.

  1. Railing bar

Add a dining or happy-hour area to a deck of any size with this DIY Cedar Railing Bar – this project is simple, quick, and portable! Watch the full how-to video here:

Why Cedar is Best

Western Red Cedar is the ideal material to update your deck or patio. It’s naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects, and nothing looks, smells or feels quite like Western Red Cedar.

“It’s easy to work with, it stays true, and the tools (and carpenters) love it” says our expert builder Jim West with Westworks Construction.

Another bonus in using Western Red Cedar is that it’s a choice you can feel good about, as it leaves a smaller carbon footprint than most building materials.

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