Updating 4x4 porch post
Well, it didn’t help that we got derailed before even unholstering our caulk gun. We used this exact same method in our first house when we rebuilt the header five years ago (primed wood paint and caulk to keep it all sealed) and it worked out great without any rotting or warping – so we wanted to make sure we were just as thorough this time around.When all three columns were done we stepped back and thought the de-scalloped header looked good, but a bit unsubstantial in comparison to our beefed up columns. And since everyone asks what kind of caulk we use (that wall full of 10,000 caulk tubes can be intimidating) we like Dap window and door caulk, in the white, paintable finish (paintable is key). Since the boards came pre-primed, all we had to do was match them to rest of the porch – and because the previous owners left us a couple gallons of house paint, there was happily no cost here.With the weight removed, the rotten column can be removed.The new column here is made from pressure treated lumber and will rest on a metal plinth block, so we measure from the block to the beam to determine the length of the new column before cutting it.Or maybe a quiet evening with a book and a cup of coffee among trees and rose bushes in your garden?
We could’ve bought cheaper boards for the rest of the project too – like basic whitewood – but I like working with pine because it’s noticeably smoother and straighter than the cheapest stuff.
What do you think about when you imagine a perfect summer night at home?
Perhaps a barbecue party in your backyard, with all your friends and family around?
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