Rotten railing repair

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Project by Scott posted 06-08-2014 12:40 AM 1629 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My porch railing had a rotten spot in the column, so I decided to repair rather than replace. I chiseled out a chunk and just glued a square piece of 2×4, then used rasps to duplicate the profile.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#1 posted 06-08-2014 01:30 AM

That’s some tom silva quality repair work there…nice job.

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#2 posted 06-08-2014 03:05 AM

Thanks, it turned out pretty well, and a lot easier and replacing the whole thing.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 12:14 PM

Nice work, can’t tell it’s patched. Looks great.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 01:59 PM

Looks like it’s always been there. Good job blending it in

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 03:16 PM

Awesome repair.
Most would throw out the old and buy a whole new post. (Rediculous consumerism). I love walking past some, long since forgotten, repair that I’ve done years ago and reliving the pride of the moment.

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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#6 posted 06-27-2014 10:33 PM

Right, it is too easy just to replace. But there is nothing more enjoyable than never leaving the house for supplies and fixing it with materials in the shop.

-- Scott in North Carolina

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