Weekend before last, I added water and ice shield to the porch roof and installed 2x4 purlins. The purlins will allow me to use a ladder on the porch roof when I install siding on the gable. The steel roofing will eventually be attached to the purlins in the same manner as the main cabin roof.

I routed a series of notches in the bottoms of the purlins to allow water to pass through and not get trapped.

I also stained the porch's cedar decking with a UV blocking stain.