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Old 10-04-2008, 08:07 PM   #1
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i'm thinking about trimming my porch post bottoms to conceal a seam where i had to pad them to meet the floor.

question is, i don't want to just do the standard 1X with cove molding.

i've seen some really nice column base trim, but i just can't figure out what the components are.

one really nice one i saw looked like a 1X4 with something that looked like the bullnosed end of a stair tread on top of it, angled down. i've poured through the molding at the local lumber yards, can't find anything that looks like it.

i've seen similar trim all over the place on many different houses, but still can't figure it out.

any ideas?

i can't build this out too far because of limitations in deck overhang. essentially i can use a 1X around the post with something on top of it.



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Old 10-04-2008, 08:46 PM   #2
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My guess is that it is a combination of trim pieces. I have done stuff like that when I get in a really creative mood.

Being that it is outdoors it is heavily caulked making it look like one solid piece.


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Old 10-04-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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If you own a router you could match up the profile that you have seen with a router bit. we have done this plenty of times. my old man even made his own cutter knifes. BOB
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:59 AM   #4
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You can also check at a millworks if there's one in your area. If they don't stock it, chances are they have the knives to make it. Only problem is it may be a bit pricey if you have them make it and you only need a small amount.
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