Use Reclaimed Molding
Scrap Wood for Small Porch Post
Measure Twice Cut Once
Using a Speed Square
It is really difficult to measure from the small (short) end to the short end. I figured out how long I needed it to be from the long end to long end. I temporarily placed my speed square at the place where I needed the crown molding to measure from.
Then I removed the speed square while holding the crown molding tightly in place and proceeded to saw it. Voila! It worked like a charm.
How To Glue Molding on Small Porch Post
When you work alone, you find that you don’t have enough hands sometimes. You can see in this picture that I used my other pieces to “hold” the crown molding in place.
When you cut crown molding, you have to make a cut to get the right angle on the correct end. After each cut, I would have to cut a small piece off to get the angle to go in the right direction.
I had four of these end pieces laying around and decided to glue them together also. They make a cute little pyramid!
Constructing a Small Porch Post
After much trial and error on the router, I decided to make this cut. Which bit? I have no idea. It looks like a round over bit cut, but it seems to me that whichever bit I use, I get the same look.
So, you can see that I have a 2x8 on the bottom, then the crown molding, (which I adore by the way) then the 2x8 on top with the “oops” crown molding and the cute little extra pieces for the pyramid.
Painting DIY Projects Indoors
After I got it built and glued, I decided it was too hot to work outside. So, in the house I went. I painted this with an oops red.
Small Porch Post
Using a Cabinet Knob to Hold a Sign on Porch Post
As I was looking for a hook to use in order to hang a sign, I found a cute little knob. See how small that hole is? (The runs on the crown molding are not from me, they were on the used crown molding I used.)
What Sign Should You Use for Small Porch Post?
Another picture with the topper attached. This is a very versatile little guy. On this side you could put your name, or your house number if you put it on your porch. (the knob is on the back side).
Hang a Sign or Even a Wreath
Without the topper it could hold a plant or a statue or something of that sort. I have very little money invested in this project.What did I use?
- ½ of a 4x4 .51 cents.
- a small portion of a 2x8 .51 cents
- The crown molding was free
- little of a container of oops paint .50 cents
- cute little black knob FREE from my stash
I used a reclaimed porch post to make a coat rack!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.