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My porch railing had a rotten spot in the column, so I decided to repair rather than replace. I chiseled out a chunk and just glued a square piece of 2×4, then used rasps to duplicate the profile.
-- Scott in North Carolina
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#1 posted 06-08-2014 01:30 AM
That’s some tom silva quality repair work there…nice job.
#2 posted 06-08-2014 03:05 AM
Thanks, it turned out pretty well, and a lot easier and replacing the whole thing.
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#3 posted 06-08-2014 12:14 PM
Nice work, can’t tell it’s patched. Looks great.
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#4 posted 06-08-2014 01:59 PM
Looks like it’s always been there. Good job blending it in
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#5 posted 06-27-2014 03:16 PM
Awesome repair.Most would throw out the old and buy a whole new post. (Rediculous consumerism). I love walking past some, long since forgotten, repair that I’ve done years ago and reliving the pride of the moment.
-- Jeff, eastern Wa
#6 posted 06-27-2014 10:33 PM
Right, it is too easy just to replace. But there is nothing more enjoyable than never leaving the house for supplies and fixing it with materials in the shop.
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