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Porch post woodsies


I couldn't make the porch posts stick if my life depended on it. So I made some woodsies. They measure 3/8" x 3/4" approximately, and they have slots.

The slots were quite a challenge. First I drilled some holes, then I used a hand fretsaw to saw the slots. Given the size of the woodsies it wasn't easy to get a grip, and I cut my finger twice with the fretsaw. :p

I'm very happy with the result, so it was worth it. The porch is much sturdier now, and the woodsies are so much easier to glue to the porch floor.

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The Laurel

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Its good to see more pictures of your progress Marianne. This house is truly unique and the overall effect of the colour palette is so cheerful. What a great idea to insert little stands for your porch posts. I had - er have, the same problem with mine. They were fine until my husband helped me to lift the house but he grabbed the porch railings and now some bits are loose. I might try your technique - thanks

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Thank you so much, Jo. That's exactly what I wanted my Laurel to be, a cheerful happy house.

And it has the perfect shape for it. These colors wouldn't do for a Garfield or a Beacon Hill, which are grand and majestic.

The stands (why didn't I think of that word?) definitely contributed to the sturdiness of the porch. The other day I was thinking I might try a chisel next time to make the slots instead of a hand fretsaw. I used the fretsaw to cut a slot to the approximate size, and I used needle files to make them fit to each porch post individually.

Maybe it was because all porch posts were already painted, but the slot sizes varied per porch post.

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