Covered porch square column / posts wraps

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Old 08-04-14, 10:54 PM
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Covered porch square column / posts wraps

On my covered porch, there are 3"x3" square metal columns that support the covered porch. I'd like to wrap these in wood. How might I do this? Can I wrap this using 1x4s? How do I fasten the wood to metal square column / posts?

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Old 08-05-14, 05:11 AM
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You can float a box around the posts, may have to up the size to 1x6. Overlap each corner in the same direction to maintain a square shape. Then raise the column off the ground by 1/2" or so and screw the extreme top and bottom to the post. Then trim out the top and bottom to hide the screws, You may want to use an expanded PVC trim at the top and bottom to prevent rot down the road.
 
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