Large cedar columns for front porch...how-to?
We are nearing the end of our build and decided to tackle the porch columns and railings ourselves. We're wanting to do those nice stained columns (about 8x8). We've heard that most people use 6x6s and wrap in 1x8s. Someone recommended not using treated wood for the 6x6s because they will sweat once they're wrapped.
Has anyone ever done this? I'd like to know what type of joint is used in wrapping. Do you use the anchor brackets on the 6x6 so it's not visible?
Any resources you have is much appreciated!