|Project by jroot||posted 07-28-2013 11:44 PM||804 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
When my neighbour decided to remove the posts from his front porch because they were rotting at the bottom, I asked the chap who was installing the new posts what he would do with the old posts. He told me that he would be taking them to the dump as they were rotten at the bottom. Being somewhat thrifty, I thought that I might be able to use them to make a pergola if I cut off the rotten part and then laminated / dowelled on some pressure treated bottoms. Failing that, I could use it for firewood as they were nice pine posts. I suggested to him that rather than take them to the dump and pay money for the privilege of doing so, he could dump them into my garage, along with the railings he was also removing.
He did so, and I did indeed cut off the rotten bottoms and put on some PT 6×6 which I just happened to have tucked away in the back “for a rainy day”. So now I have a nice pergola at my entrance. I still want to put in a shelf for plants to cover some of the exhaust pipes from my furnace and water heater. One of these days, I’ll get to it.