Carter Silva

I've renovated many porches that have treated 4x4 or 4x6 posts supporting their roofs. Those posts seem spindly and out of proportion with the scale of the porch, so I have a system for wrapping PVC trim around the posts to give them the appearance of being more substantial while also making them look infinitely better than the bare treated wood.

To make this process fast and efficient, I create all the components on my workbench. Instead of buying stock sizes, I rip all the parts from a sheet of ¾-inch PVC using a track saw. Doing so is less expensive, and it gives me the flexibility to create the exact sizes I need. To join the edges of each component, I use butt joints instead of...

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