Arched Column on porch. Help!

mrsbeck514January 11, 2013

I want to do arches like these on my front porch columns. http://www.houzz.com/photos/1105388/Front-Porch-traditional-porch-baltimore

My builders did my columns metal wrapped, but said it would be hard to make the arches and wrap with metal, any clue where I can find arches already made and either paint them or find them metal wrapped already?

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zver11

Not sure why they should be metal wrapped. Trivial to make from wood. Could attach separate pieces of sheet metal on each side or possibly paint with a metallic paint?

    Bookmark   January 12, 2013 at 9:05AM
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brickeyee

If they are decorative plywood for the sides, and a couple layers of thinner plywood for the bent portions.

You probbaly are going to need pressure treated plywood for decent life, and a very good paint job.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2013 at 2:01PM
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calm1

I would make them out of Azek, we do it all the time, & we ship anywhere.
http://thespeedofwood.com/Exterior.html

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 7:20AM
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parks

The columns aren't really arched. The brackets creating the look of an arch are known as "corbels." There are many on the market made of compostie materials like Azek, which, as calm1 says, is the way to go.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2013 at 8:08PM
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