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5 Favorite Front Porch Post Ideas

One of the great pleasures of being a homeowner is renovating something outdated into a unique feature that showcases your personal style. When you’re renovating your front porch, you have the chance to exchange generic square posts for striking custom columns. But do the posts really matter? Check out some of our favorite front porch post ideas and projects – we know you’ll be convinced!

At TurnTech, we’re a custom woodshop that crafts unique porch posts, table legs, mouldings, and so much more for renovations all across the country. Since these custom posts are a specialty of our woodcrafters, in today’s blog we’re showing you some of our favorite front porch post ideas. Keep reading to see some of our favorites – or reach out to one of our experts to discuss your custom columns.

 

Real Porch Pillar Ideas & Inspiration

While you or your contractor can go to just about any lumber yard across the country and find a square, generic vinyl post, true porch pillars have a style that just can’t be imitated. All of our favorite porch pillar ideas enhance the space in their own distinct way. These designs give you the chance to stand out in your neighborhood – or keep the look alive if you live in a historic district.

We’re not just showcasing mansions either – these porch posts work for real homes in neighborhoods across the country. See our favorites right here:

 

Blue-Banded Porch Posts

Porch posts columns on blue single story home

This porch pillar idea showcases some of the intricate touches that are possible with ornamental porch posts. Notice how the blue band on the columns ties in to both the gorgeous colored siding as well as the spindles. These custom posts make this porch and home come alive.

 

Mansion Style Columns 

porch post columns on white mansion

Proving once and for all that you don’t need a huge mansion to create the beautiful curb appeal of one. These highly ornate posts are the undeniable crown jewel of this porch restoration. Plus, the classic historical posts also show just how much reverence this homeowner had for the styles of the past.

 

Versatile Style Posts 

versatile porch columns

If you love the porch pillar ideas from a distance but think they couldn’t possibly work for your home, these posts should prove otherwise. These simple straight posts could enhance any suburban home – just like they did here. Notice how the delicate circular carving matches well with the intricate porch spindle design. This design proves that a simple and elegant porch pillar idea can have an equally big impact as a very complicated one. If you love the porch pillar ideas from a distance but think they couldn’t possibly work for your home, these posts should prove otherwise. These simple straight posts could enhance any suburban home – just like they did here. Notice how the delicate circular carving matches well with the intricate porch spindle design. This design proves that a simple and elegant porch pillar idea can have an equally big impact as a very complicated one.

 

Historical Style Posts 

beautiful porch posts on display

If you love the historical antebellum style, this is a front porch post idea you need to see. Everything about this porch evokes historic: from the furniture to the brickwork, and of course the stately porch columns. While there are some modern touches like the ceiling fan and electric lights, these simple straight columns aren’t one of them. While a modern substitute could have been used instead, these authentic wooden posts simply create the stately historic style like nothing else could.

 

Colorful Porch Posts 

Front Porch Post Design

For ambitious home designers, a multi-hued home front is the one of the best designs to aspire to. See how these custom porch posts played a big role in tying together the different styles and colors of the home. The red bands on these tapered posts is immediately eye-catching and the corbels connecting the post to the porch ceiling also build this interesting curb appeal.

See more ways to use columns for interior and exterior renovations.

These porch post ideas are just the beginning of what you can build. Whatever your home style and whatever your personal inspiration, you can accentuate it with the time-tested style of custom columns.   We’d love to work with you or your contractor to make that a reality.

 

Shop Online from The Custom Woodshop

While our blog may honor the historical styles, and while we always strive to honor the classic woodworking quality through our classic hard work, we do appreciate modern convenience, too. That’s why at TurnTech, we offer the 21st century convenience of easy online shopping and shipping all over the USA.

If you see a porch post idea you’d like to bring to your renovation, you can order it right now. However, if you’d like to discuss custom styles for your renovation, reach out to our designers today!

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