Constructing Tapered Porch Colums With Preprimed Engineered Lumber

Project: Vermont Farmhouse, Episode 5, Part 3

Bob tours the exterior of the farmhouse project in Quechee, VT, where windows have been installed, Weyerhaeuser siding has gone up, and the roof framing has been finished. Also, there is a new bulkhead door.

Installation of the home's standing seam metal roof is also underway. Pat Cloutier (from Cloutier Construction) is on-site putting down some Georgia-Pacific redwood decking. And Bob Ryley is on board to help Pat trim out some columns on the back porch with WindsorONE engineered lumber.

Bob takes a trip to the Cobb Hill Co-Housing Community to learn about some of the farming techniques being practiced.
Part 1: Steel Bulkhead, Cedar Siding and Metal Flashing, and Standing Seam Steel Roof Installation
Part 2: Redwood Deck Installation and Tour of Vermont Organic Farm
Part 3: Constructing Tapered Porch Colums With Preprimed Engineered Lumber
Bob Ryley is on site to help carpenter Pat Cloutier construct tapered columns on the front porch using pre-primed WindsorONE, an engineered lumber product made from radiata pine. The columns will taper from 7 1/4 inches at the top to 10 1/2 inches at the bottom.
Part 4: Installing Tapered Columns
The wooded New England setting, with quaint towns and covered bridges, provides the perfect backdrop for building a traditional Vermont-style farmhouse.

Bob works with the Quechee Lakes Development Company to build a residence that hearkens back to the past yet satisfies the needs of a family in the new millennium.