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post #1 of 5 Old 06-12-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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porch molding: leave as is or add some detail

hi all,

I hope I am not breaking any rules, since I posted about this in the general forum.

I am using AZEK, a composite.

None of the nails are driven completely in, so I need to decide now if I should add a profile to these pieces.

I am pleased with how things look, although I know I need to address the top right corner. I've been a bit timid with these expensive pieces (at least for me, $21.00 for an 8' piece is a lot). For the top corner, I need to get my compass and scribe the contour of the post.

So would you add a profile to these pieces? what kind? thanks for your help
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Well since nobody has thrown out any ideas I'll start off with a couple. First off that's a real nice job you did on the framing Joe. Looks great! Is the top header flush with the two outer vertical posts? In the first picture it looks set back 3/8 or 1/2 inch on the left side. That would make making corner blocks difficult but not impossible. Scribe the outer edges where the stucco pilasters flare out with a compass and cut rosette corner blocks with a saber saw or even a coping saw. Then , how about tacking up some 3/4" primed and painted quarter round along the top against the soffit and down both verticals. A strip of shoe molding along the bottom, run a bead of white latex caulk to fill in any remaining gaps and call it a day! Just a thought.

On second thought, I keep looking at that second photo and the vertical gaps aren't that bad. I might be tempted to just run a nice bead of caulk up each side, put some painted quarter round along the top edge, and just enjoy my porch in bug-less harmony. That'd certainly be the quick and inexpensive way.
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hey John, thanks for the reply :)


after, using compass

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I would definitely use molding that you could cut/carve to match the uneven house.

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You could use a small quarter round plastic moulding along the top, as it looks pretty straight. Along the walls I would use white Polyseamseal caulk.

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