Need help with what to do with wood posts on front porch
Lynda
March 30, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Our front porch has four 6 x 6 PT posts. As you can see from the pictures, there is white trim (soffit, fascia and beadboard). I had originally thought I could possibly paint or stain the posts, but somehow one of them has a large gouge in it. I was also considering vinyl post sleeves with decoractive caps on top and bottom - but, wasn't sure how I would deal with the different levels of the soffit?
Also, there are 2 of the posts that are flush with the wall (where there will be ledgestone on one side and fiber cement siding on the other. So, not sure if I would just use 3 sides of the sleeve?
The floor will eventually be a natural stone (haven't decided what, yet).
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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studio10001
Can't see the gouge, but wood filler is a great product for making that kind of thing disappear.
March 30, 2013 at 7:20PM     
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Ironwood Builders
You could wrap the posts with smooth cedar or cypress (depending on where you live) and paint them. Pressure treated wood does not hold paint well.
March 30, 2013 at 11:28PM     
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Jayme H.
I agree with wrapping them with something..they would look better on the home if they were a little more substantial.
March 31, 2013 at 10:16AM     
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