I have a small porch that has the roof supported by 4x4 pressure
treated lumber. I want to surround them with mahogany. What would be
the best method, mitering the edges and biscuits to form the four
sides or just butting the edges together.
all suggestions appreciated,
A common method is butt joints with two sides being a
wee bit longer. It gives a little shadow detail and
helps out when the wood starts moving around. I would
stick with nails and no glue, since the syp post will
also "move around"..
I you <do> decide to go for the mitered edge, cut them oversize enough
to not try to put them on the post directly but let them float. Plus,
use a glue joint miter bit in either your shaper a (large) table router
with a guide fence. Then, assemble two pieces into two right angle
pieces and put them together in place.
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