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Porch Posts & Exterior Porch Post Columns
Polymer/Steel porch posts are made in a unique process
that encases a load bearing galvanized steel pipe in an
architectural shape of high density polymer. Exterior porch
can be cut to height from the top or bottom using a radial arm
saw or a miter saw with a metal cutting blade. Be sure to
wear safety goggles.
The key design details of
porch railings are posts, finials, balusters, and top and bottom rails. Most
home centers don't carry a wide selection of this millwork; millwork
catalogs at your local lumberyard will offer a far better selection. There,
you should be able to find many varieties of rails and balusters, but you'll
have to special-order them, and some assembly may be required.
You also can choose decorative detailing, sometimes referred to as
"gingerbread," which gives a porch a cozy, homey appearance. Gingerbread
woodwork looks best on Victorian-style homes and is installed with finishing
nails, similar to regular trim. Installing gingerbread can be a fun
woodworking project if you have the proper tools, which include a saber saw,
drill, and wood files.
Before ordering balusters and rails, make sure you have the exact
measurements of your porch. If you're installing a stairway railing, measure
between the nailing points on the posts and add a few inches to the handrail
measurement to allow extra length for cutting.
Contact one of our technical specialists to
help configure your next
railing system and porch post
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Marietta, Georgia 30064
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