cadrad wrote:congrats! what a great find! As you said, its a shame the original house was taken down, but at least the parts will live on. Make sure to use those iron thingies underneath the bases of the columns to prevent them from wicking up moisture!
Sombreuil_Mongrel wrote:The way we deal with weathering/water issues with wood columns today is to use a fiberglass base (with a lumber core) or a cast aluminum base to keep the wood up and off the floor.
Wood bases can be used, and column manufacturers will provide custom aluminum risers so wood doesn't sit flat on wood or masonry decks.
$80/ea is phenomenal!
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