Tips Installing Cedar Porch Posts
Cedar Porch Posts – Porch serves as structural support for the porch roof, but they can also provide the appeal for the exterior of your home. One way to enhance the look of your porch is to wrap your porch with cedar clad common posts. Cedar is well suited for coverage jobs as it is attractive, grips fasteners well and is naturally resistant to water and insect infestations. Set the blade on a table saw at a 45-degree angle for creating miter cuts.
Move the cutting guide toward the blade at a distance that will create a cut that matches the width of the cedar porch posts. Cut the table lengths to match the height of the posts by cutting crosses on the table saw, or with another type of saw, like a hacksaw. Dry fit the boards on the posts and drill two pilot holes each near the top, in the centers and near the bottom of the boards. Use a drill with the countersunk drill.
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Wrap elastic strings covered with cloth around of the cedar porch posts to hold the cedar planks in place during this process. And place a piece of cardboard under the hooks so that the surface of the cedar does not spoil. Apply drops of silicone sealant to the miter edges to ensure tight seals. Screw plates in place with corrosion-resistant wood screws and drill. Remove wires.