Renovating Your Southern Style Porch

Historic southern style houses are some of the most beautiful homes ever built in this country. If you have the privilege of living in one, then you understand the care and attention that were built into almost every single detail. One of the most prominent features of these antebellum homes is their gorgeous southern style wrap-around front porches.

If you own one of these homes and you’re planning an exterior renovation, you’ll want to match the same level of care and artistry that the original featured. At TurnTech, we’re here to help, providing you with wrap-around porch ideas — and the custom wood carving to bring them to life.


Wrap-Around Porch Ideas for Southern Style Homes

These stunning southern style porches serve to provide a second-to-none outdoor living space — and they give antebellum homes their distinct look. As a homeowner, you want your renovation to honor the original space while giving it new life. These are the wrap-around porch ideas and features that we often build for our clients:

Large Columns

The hallmark of a southern style porch, prominent custom columns enhance the entire space with a regal atmosphere. Generally, the columns used for wrap-around porches are round and smooth with a tapered design. In addition, you’ll often see a carved cap at the top of the piece. At TurnTech, we have the ability to custom carve a wide variety of wood columns — and we can even build to match your existing pieces.

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Arched Moulding around Doorways

Intricate is in if you’re designing for a southern style wrap-around porch. Adding highly-detailed moulding around the windows or doorways of the home brings another degree of intricacy to your space . Whether you want to exactly match the original pattern or build something original, TurnTech is one of the few wood carving companies nationwide that has the tools and skills to do it.

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Railing Between Columns

Working in conjunction with wooden columns, building handrails and footrails between them are an often included in wrap-around porch ideas. From the top rail to the spindles, this helps to create the timeless look of southern architecture. We can carve every aspect of the railing to match the original — or to showcase a unique design of your choosing.

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Newell Posts & Handrails on a Stairway

Whether your home’s southern style porch is one or two stories, there’s almost certainly a staircase attached to it. As one of the focal points of your porch, you can utilize the staircase to showcase more of the intricate woodwork that’s synonymous with the antebellum style. Some of our porch ideas for doing this involve accessorizing with custom handrails and intricately cut Newell posts.

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Beaded Board Ceiling

A true showstopper you can only see when sitting on the porch itself. A beaded board ceiling creates a true classic look. This is one of the wrap-around porch ideas that really displays the genuine feel of your renovation.

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Tongue & Groove Wood Floor

Modern deck boards are built out of composite or vinyl and they look perfectly good — but “good” is not what you’re going for. If you want to complete your porch renovation the authentic way, you want to utilize a true tongue-and-groove wood floor. These hardwood floors have an absolutely one-of-a-kind style, and they speak to the true historic southern style you want.

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The Custom Woodcarving Advantage 

At TurnTech, we’re a custom woodworking company that has earned recognition as one of the premier suppliers for historic renovations. Our team has the ability to exactly match and reproduce extremely intricate patterns for columns, mouldings, and so much more.

Learn more about historic front porch restoration.

Our expertise allows homeowners to match the precise pattern when replacing a single piece of their historic home or restoring the entire space. If you have any questions about whether we can match something, please reach out for a conversation!


Partner with TurnTech for Your Southern Style Porch Renovation

You are taking your southern style porch renovation extremely seriously. You appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of the space. You need to work with a company that does the same. At TurnTech, we will provide you all the custom woodworking pieces that complete your porch.

We ship our products nationwide, meaning you can start shopping today! However, if you have any questions about what you need to bring your wrap-around porch ideas to life, we’d love to talk. Contact us to start the conversation today!


Our Google Reviews

After being turned down by several other wood crafting companies who were not interested in my small job, Turntech said "Yes" and made the chair bottom spindles needed to repair my favorite colonial style maple chairs. Thank you! Turntech, i have my beloved chairs back good as new.
Nancy Loughery
Nancy Loughery
17:47 02 Sep 21
They were very kind in doing a custom project for me for a table I was commissioned to make.A great success! My customer loves it!!BRAVO!!!!!!!
Tim Martinez
Tim Martinez
21:10 16 Aug 21
Great response time with answering questions. Legs arrived sooner than expected, was packed well for shipping & are beautiful! Look forward to using this company again!
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