Ok, I am looking to replace a total of four load bearing columns on my
front and back porches before they don't bear the load anymore (they
are severely rotted). The current posts are about 8 feet tall and
seem to be a simple wooden boxed design resting on aluminum
shims/spacers. I know that they are hollow inside because the rotted
area on the bottom allows me a great look inside.
What I am looking for is some suggestions on how to proceed from start
to finish (I have never tackled anything like this before). Heck, is
it even a good idea to try to do it myself? Any ideas, suggestions
for do-it-yourself guides would be appreciated.