Carolina Jessamine CottageRustic Porch, Atlanta

Richard Leo Johnson

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Ginger Bridges wrote:Oct 26, 2014
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    Sherry McAdams Interiors

    Was it expensive to have it powder coated?

  • Ben Hollingsworth

    Here in Nebraska, we have stuff like that called "feedlot panels." It's 4 gauge wire welded 4" on center and galvanized, so it's weatherproof, but not terribly pretty. I suppose you could paint it if you wanted to dress it up without the expense of powder coating. I used it for the windows on my horse stalls. A 4'x16' section costs $65 at Tractor Supply.

    It never occurred to me that these panels would meet the code requirements for a deck railing, but it makes sense. They don't bend easily. We may end up using them on our new screened deck!

mccrackenmk wrote:Jun 4, 2017
  • mindylala

    Is the hog panel flush with the screen? How is it installed?

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    Our Town Plans

    There's a 'frame' that acts as the porch rail and runs against the columns. The hog panel and screen are attached to that. The screen runs all the way up, so it can be attached over or under the hog panel. Generally, I think it looks better from the outside if the hog panels are placed over the screen, but it's easier to replace screen if it goes on over hog panels.

may191950 wrote:Jan 8, 2015
  • may191950
    I love the goat wire for the lower section. Going to use this for my modern-rustic porch. Do you think I should use wooden cross bars on the bottom section, or do you like leaving it open.
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    Our Town Plans
    I think it would be overkill to use wood and wire - the wood would hide the wire anyway and defeat the purpose by blocking the view.
rozbert wrote:Apr 21, 2015
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    Our Town Plans

    Without the detailed drawing, here's the best I can do describing it. A 2x4 frame is made inside the columns and underside of the beam. A 1x2 is attached toward the back and one toward the front with the screen and mesh (on bottom) sandwiched in the center between them. Good luck!

  • rozbert

    Thank you so very much. I sincerely appreciate your timely response.


Emily Teuben wrote:Jul 3, 2015
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    Our Town Plans

    I'm sorry, I don't have any information on the furnishings....

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Lauren Dunec Design added this to 9 Cozy Sunrooms and Porches for Warming Up in Cold WeatherOct 28, 2018

7. Twinkle LightsIf you already have a screened porch and are looking for a quick and easy update to make it feel cozy and festive for the darker season, try hanging string lights along the porch’s perimeter. The copper string lights used in this porch by Our Town Plans outside a cabin in Pine Mountain, Georgia, look particularly decorative and cast an alluring glow.

Laura Gaskill added this to The Rules of Summer: Porch EditionMay 24, 2017

3. I will say yes to eating outside. The porch is the perfect way station between indoors and out: partially enclosed (whether or not you have screens) yet open to the breezes and fresh air. This makes it the ideal place to enjoy a meal outdoors, since you get all the benefits of alfresco dining without the risk of getting caught in a summer rain shower.

Becky Harris added this to 10 Ways to Enjoy the Magical Glow of String LightsOct 7, 2016

10. Upgrade from using candles on the porch. As someone who hoards hundred-packs of Ikea tea lights for my screened-in porch, I love this idea. A similar quality of light can be achieved with string lights. No more taking up a whole kitchen drawer with tea lights, no more fruitless searches for that long lighter, no more having to toss them after one night of use and put a whole new set out. Be safe: Even though a porch is covered, be sure to use lights approved for outdoor use. Your turn: How do you use string lights in your home? Please share with us in the Comments section.

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jackymiller added this to cottage living areasNov 21, 2019

like the 'caged' railing for this elevated screened porch

Ben Hollingsworth added this to Porch / LandscapingNov 20, 2019

This screened porch in Georgia uses hog panels instead of balusters around the lower section of the railing. Theirs are powder coated, but you could probably just paint a galvanized panel whatever color you wanted. It should be plenty strong, and is easier to see through than wooden 2x2's. I'd still like to have a mid-height ledge that's big enough to set a drink on or lean against. This livestock panel might provide enough vertical support for that, as long as you're not sitting on it.

mliggins added this to Outdoor DesignNov 20, 2019

screened in porch & copper string lights

pamjacobs2 added this to final landscapeNov 20, 2019

Double protection for lower screen

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