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Installing a Portico

Customize a front entrance by installing a portico complete with a copper awning, fluted columns and paint.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

Do you think the front of your home needs a unique touch to it? Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to add a custom portico to the front of an otherwise beautiful home. He'll demonstrate the steps for transforming an everyday front porch into the entryway of your dreams, from planning through assembly, installation and finishing touches.

Customize the front of your home with a portico with a copper awning:

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $1,000 - $2,500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Hang a Custom Canopy

Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to hang a custom canopy over a front doorway.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Install Canopy Beams

Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to install canopy beams, soffit and trim for a portico.

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  • Time

    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Create a Fluted Column

Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to create fluted columns for a portico.

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  • Time

    Several Weekends

  • Price Range

    $500 - $1,000

  • Easy/Moderate

    Hard

How to Add Finishing Touches to a Portico

Host Fuad Reveiz shows how to create column capitals and bases and also shows how to add a coat of paint.

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