It’s time to finish the front porch. The current appearance is a stone paver "deck" that is at ground level. It is really just a patio extending from the farmhouse out to the end of the overhang. The overhang will receive a lapboard ceiling. The columns are currently steel I-beams resting on round concrete footings, about 24" in diameter. Since the column locations on the footings vary a bit, the base needs to be 30" square to have each column consistently center over each base.
The columns will be 6′ tall pre-formed fiberglass wraps and will be painted to compliment the farmhouse. The columns will sit on 32" tall bases.
- strait vs tapered columns
- strait vs tapered bases
- painted material vs stone bases
What is your vote ?