Rebuilding Porch Columns. Q: "The columns on our porch are falling apart. What should we do?" By Norm Abram of This Old House magazine . Q: The columns on our porch are falling apart. What should we do? —Anita & Elliot Seitzman, Newburgh, N.Y. A: Norm Abram replies: Judging by the condition of the paint, rot has pretty well ruined the exterior of your columns. But it's possible that rot hasn
5 Ways To Prevent Wood Columns From Rotting. Posted by Holli McRae on 5/21/13 4:56 PM Wood, like all organic materials, will rot over time with exposure to the exterior elements. Water close to the base and or ice buildup are very hard on columns. The natural propensity for wood to act like what it was a tree. Through osmosis, water is graduated upwards from the base of the shaft cell by
Ask the Authority: How to Prevent Wood Rot . Q: I enjoyed reading about your process for repairing a rot damaged porch post but what can I do to prevent this type of damage? A: The best defense against rot is a good coat of paint that keeps the wood dry. Rot spores are present in most untreated wood. The wood provides a food source for the organism, but it needs moisture and warm temperatures
DIY Front Porch Columns. DECOR· DIY projects· Uncategorized. 14 Jun. Well, I showed you in my last post how, within 24 hours of moving into our new home, my husband had torn down the sunroom from the front of our house. Today, I am going to show you what he did in the next 24 hours! The second day in our home, Cy came home from Lowe’s with some lumber to add columns to our new open front
After swallowing my fear I decided to give it a shot and build our own porch column bases out of pressure treated lumber. I t’s amazing how cheap you can construct stuff with a little know how and some tools. Plus, the big upside is affordability. Wood is super cheap, durable, and can look
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