What type of wood should I use?
I have to replace some basic square columns on my porch. They are not load bearing. There is a steel support brace inside them. I want to paint them white. Should I use treated plywood and let it cure over the summer before painting? Or, is there an alternative that I can pain immediatly that will also last? They are very simple construction, but they do need to look good. I will finish them with some crown molding at the top and quater round at the bottom. Please give me some guidance. Thanks