covering a basement post

Old 01-08-03, 11:37 AM
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I'm looking for available options for covering an existing basement post in a recently finished basement.
Old 01-08-03, 11:46 AM
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Regading your poles, I have attached a link for flexible veneering products. These are available at Home Depot or a good lumber yard.

Hope this helps!
Old 01-10-03, 07:12 AM
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I saw a basement with a nautical decorating theme and the homeowner simply wrapped the posts with 1/2" rope. It looked great.
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I also like the rope. thats what I am going with. Looks good AND easy!
Old 01-14-03, 11:06 AM
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If you have access to a tablesaw, you can get some 1x6 boards, mitre the edges, and create a box around the pole. Paint to your preference, or even put drywall up over it.

The only real advantage this has is you could put a power outlet and low voltage wiring on the pole then, which may be convienent. It's a lot more work though.
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my friend and I did something cool this weekend with mine. We got a 4*8 sheet of plywood. Ripped it as small as possible. Screwed and glued to the post ( box shape ). Then we drywalled it. For the corners we used plastic round over drywall edging. It looks beautiful!

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