DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

Looking for an idea of what to buy

528 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  joecaption
I am in the middle of redoing our entire porch. My next step is to put my railings up. Our porch is 26 feet long and 8 feet wide with steps at one end. My wife wants to keep it boxed in so our young kids can play out there.

Between the posts there used to be just osb. Facing the street we are putting fake wood siding type stuff but it has to attach to something solid. On the inside my wife wants it to be a solid like material similar to drywall which she then wants to use molding or something to make picture frame like designs.

Hopefully that made sense, so what I am looking for is something like drywall that can be outside. The porch is covered and this is one the inside so it won't be in direct contact with water but it would get wet from blowing snow and windy rain storms.

Someone told me to look at cement board but when I google that it just came up with drywall. Can someone point me to a product that might work for this project?
1 - 1 of 6 Posts
You can purchase 4x8 foot sheets of PVC, looks like plywood, paints well, suitable for outdoor use. Not sure I can really visualize your project, maybe guard rail and wooden spindles like you would use on a deck?
1 - 1 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.