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One of the great pleasures of being a homeowner is renovating something outdated into a unique feature that showcases your personal style.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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Heather Erlewine
Heather Erlewine
22:04 01 Apr 21
I ordered and received a porch post in 2020. I'm sorry I'm so late writing a review. Due to the weather and a broken ankle I haven't been able to install it yet. Customer service was great, The quality of the post is fantastic, I sent my own drawing copied from the other 150 year old posts on the porch and they matched it. I still need to paint the post and install it , I will upload a picture when I get there. An excellent woodworking company. I will use them again if I need a top quality post.
Abe Gravois
Abe Gravois
15:18 17 Mar 21
When we needed to replicate the balusters for our historical restoration we turned to TurnTech. See what I did there :)Turntech exceeded my every expectation, from customer service to product craftmanship and quality.The truth is I should have been the one sending the popcorn and thank you note....We will definitely be doing business again.
Steve Mavrakis
Steve Mavrakis
12:28 15 Mar 21
Very nice Production service very good I want to buy again
De Chen
De Chen
22:08 01 Mar 21
I had a few broken porch spindles. They custom made them and they were perfectly matched. Great communication and I highly recommend them. Thanks again.
D Rc
D Rc
15:28 18 Jan 21