Exterior finish work is nearing completion on this project. The wall and ceiling of the front entry porch are lined with douglas fir, and the wall of the house surrounding the front door is finished with rusted steel panels. The warm colors of these materials complement the gray colors of the standing seam metal roofing and cement board siding. The combination creates a welcoming entry, clearly visible from the driveway approach. There is a built-in bench on the porch that cantilevers from the west wall of the porch. A horizontal opening in the porch wall allows for seasonal views eastward to Camel's Hump mountain.
Here is a photograph showing the entry details. The vertical grain fir paneling matches the wood of the entry door (manufactured by Simpson) and creates an inviting entry to the house. The fir paneling folds out at a point that lines up with the bottom of the window sill and then projects horizontally to become a bench. The bench is supported by a powder-coated steel frame which is bolted to the wall behind the fir. The steps are made from slats of Cambera that are held together by stainless steel threaded rod.