With this project we rebuilt the porch railing using a mortise and tenon technique to fasten everything together. The balusters had tenons on each end that fitted into the corresponding mortises in the upper and lower rails. The ends of the rails had tenons on them that fitted into corresponding mortises on each side of the support posts. Taller support posts were installed and then we added beams to extended the eaves over both porches. We installed framing to accept polycarbonate panels that allow natural light in yet still have the protection a covered porch provides.