Front porch decking replacement 1880's Victorian
I just had a quick thought...our porch is set to be redone in a month so I want to get this right.
About 75% of our porch decking is fine--just the 25% near the edges is rotting, along with the columns. I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what kind of decking to get for this and have basically found out that A) I can't get the same kind if old growth clear vertical Douglas fir in 5/4 and B) what they do have isn't as good but is super expensive.
Then I thought--what if we just cut off the "bad" edges about 2' in and ran boards perpendicular the who,e way around. Kind of like a "frame"--it's all getting painted anyway. New columns, new stairs and VOILA!
Ok, so time for reality. Why won't this plan work? I'm no carpenter, so I'm sure there's a logistical problem here...
Sarah in Albany