How much do new porch columns cost?
You are looking at anywhere from $120 to thousands of dollars per column. See, we told you it was a wide range! Honestly, Aluminum columns and PVC columns are going to be your cheapest options. PVC is not load bearing so these will not hold up your porch and you are not able to get these in round .
Are columns on porch load bearing?
Check Out the Building Plans The best place to start is by consulting any building plans or original blueprints you may have. These should indicate whether your interior columns or exterior porch columns are load bearing or simply decorative. If a wall or column is structural, it will usually be marked with an “S”.
What size should porch columns be?
Diameter: 8, 10, and 12 inches are the standard sizes. When columns are carved in a tapered style, the bottom two thirds of the column will be approximately 2 inches wider. Column style porch posts can be carved with a variety of interesting patterns, including fluting, roping, and tapering.
How much do porch columns cost?
The cost of lumber usually increases during the spring and summer seasons, so it may be to your advantage to purchase materials before the full-time construction season begins. Refer to your sketched plan to determine quantities of lumber, decking and other materials.
How to make wooden porch columns?
Cut Boards to Length Cut four 1×6 boards to length based on the ceiling height. These will be the column shaft.
How we built our porch columns?
Planning and Measuring: Before doing anything else,we measured the space and our existing columns.
How to make porch columns bigger?