Cedar porch columns – columns are used for one of two purposes. The first is to add support to structures. The other is for decoration. If you want to add columns to your home to add some decoration, you can hire an entrepreneur to create them, or build your own. Making your own columns is cheap and requires few carpentry skills. Using cedar pieces and some color, you can make square columns for your porch as a weekend project.
Ideas for make square cedar porch columns. Cut two pieces of 1-by-10-inch wood and two 1-by-12-inch wood with a circular saw to the height of your floor-to-ceiling veranda to create the four sides of the column. Load one of the 10-inch pieces flat on the work surface. Apply threading the length of the board on one of the 1-inch sides. Place a 12-inch board on a 90 degree angle to the first board, rest 1-inch edge on the work surface. Press the sides of the discs together. Apply threading down the length of the first 10-inch aboard the other 1-inch side. Place the other 12-inch board on a 90 degree angle to the first.
Then to make square cedar porch columns. Cut a piece of 1-inch wood into a 10-by-10-inch square. Lift the square to the roof of your porch where you want the column to be placed. Attach it to the roof of the veranda using a 3-inch nail. Place the nails in the four corners of the square in the ceiling. Space them one inch in from each edge. Apply threading against the sides of the final 10-inch board. Slide it into the open side of the three-sided column. Use more 8d finishing nails, placed every 4 inches, to secure the column in place. Paint or bet the column with an outdoor color or betting.