How to Repair Rotten Porch Flooring and Railings
By: Danny Lipford
A porch can add value to your home and is a great place to relax and entertain. Since porch flooring and railings are exposed to the elements, it has a tendency to rot over time.
When repairing or replacing rotten wood on a porch, be sure to use rot resistant materials such as treated wood, redwood, cypress, cedar, composite, or plastic. To protect the new material, paint or stain all sides and ends of the flooring and railings.
Turned spindles on porch railings can be duplicated on a lathe in a woodworking shop with an existing spindle used as a pattern to turn the replacements. When replacing rotten porch flooring, the columns are jacked up so the new flooring can installed beneath them.
Once the flooring has been replaced, the new spindles and bottom railing are installed and mounted between the columns. Watch this video to find out more.
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