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Topic by cajun_duck posted 02-24-2012 09:31 PM 3571 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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cajun_duck

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02-24-2012 09:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question outdoor space patio

First, let me say hi…Hi. Now, I just had my carport rebuilt which we lost in a hurricane a few years ago. The braces on one side are 6×6’s, and in the middle they are 2” round steel posts. My question is how can I decorate these and make it look good. It is not a huge house so colums may look out of place. It’s also an old house.



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Grandpa

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02-26-2012 03:37 AM

A photo would really be helpful if you can do that. It is difficult to picture 6×6’s and 2 inch round steel pipes as braces or posts all in one carport.

BTW, Welcome to Home Refurbers. Good to have you.

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JimmyC72

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03-04-2012 08:21 PM

As Granpa said, post some pics. I have some ideas, but I have an incomplete mental picture.

-- That tape was just here!

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cajun_duck

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03-05-2012 04:33 PM

I finally took pics yesterday. I will hopefully get them up tonight. THanks.

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cajun_duck

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03-07-2012 03:05 AM

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Grandpa

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03-09-2012 08:39 PM

The only think I could think of was box in the metal by using 1×6 boards or the appropriate size. you would probably have to start with wider boards so you could straighten them. Cut the corners to 45 degrees if you prefer then box those in. add some interior nailers as required. fill and paint all the posts to match. There are wood and metal columns that can be bought but I believe they all have closes side and you would have to slip them on over the end of the existing pipes. you could build temporary support then remove the pipe and install the new posts. This wouldn’t be as secure in high winds and I think that would be more important. good luck. post the final product.

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JimmyC72

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03-10-2012 02:34 PM

I was thinking of the boxing in also. In addition, if you want to dress them up and add a little depth, once you box the metal posts in, get some or make some outside corner molding to put on all the posts(these would also hide the inconsistencies of the 45 deg edges) and you could also put some composite or polymer crown molding at the top or down from the top to give it a little something else.

-- That tape was just here!

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Craftsman on the Lake

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03-12-2012 01:31 AM

For the posts you could try a pole wrap. They sell them at Home depot in oak.

Here it is

They sell them with all the decorative parts too.

Also, on the outside. Instead of decorating the wooden posts have you considered putting a white or other color vinyl diamond lattice panel? Also at HD.

-- Tryin'

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Grandpa

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03-13-2012 03:17 AM

There you go. Another wrap and it looks nice

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cajun_duck

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08-25-2013 07:31 PM

Once it cools off I will be getting back to this. Back surgery last October put me so far behind on everything.

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