The long board sticking out above the door held up the roof peak of the porch we tore off. However, the Einsel House's most recent porch was clearly not the original porch. If you look carefully you can see there were originally six other boards coming out of the stone wall, but at some point they were cut off flush with the stone. I suspect that the giant mortise and tenon photo from yesterday's post is the other end of the board I circled above. It's the right location, the right height, and it makes sense that those boards would have been securely anchored on the interior side of the stone wall.