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Old 08-29-2015, 10:46 AM   #1
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Placement for 6x6 Cedar Posts on front of house


Hello, I'm going to be renovating my rental early next year, and I'm going to add cedar accents to the front of the house(posts on front porch and cedar board and batten shutters)

What would be the best placement of these posts? The porch is supported with no posts as is. Should they be spaced equally? I was thinking of one on each side of the front door and one maybe in front of the big window...see for yourself
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I wouldn't put anything in front of the window to block the view.
I'd put up 4 posts. One on the left, one on the right and a pair on either side of the door.
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I wouldn't put anything in front of the window to block the view.
I'd put up 4 posts. One on the left, one on the right and a pair on either side of the door.
something like this...
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Seems like a lot posts in a small area. How long is the porch?
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Seems like a lot posts in a small area. How long is the porch?
that's the problem...prolly about 15 ft

what would look the best is probably a post cut down the middle lengthwise and attached to each wall, but that is probably too costly
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this house is close to it
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If you must have them (and I'm not convinced) then one on either end, one in the middle. Keep the spacing identical. Take the photo you provided and remove the second one near the door.

I think there are things you could do that would make a bigger difference, paint for instance.
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this house is close to it





If that's the look you're going for, notice the fascia dimension, trim, railing, paint color, paint scheme. (Rustic cedar doesn't jive with it.)

The post layout you showed below could work with some massaging, if tied together by a rail. Don't use a full post at each end, but a half column at the wall. Edit: Also, 4x4 post with a pvc wrap might work. The post isn't structural.

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