Vintage Woodworks

Porch Post Cutting Worksheet
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1. Goals
ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  A. To provide adequate Handrail height for safety
        (please check building codes for your area.)
ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  B. To provide a pleasing visual balance between the various
         components of the porch.
ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  C. To accommodate the proper installation of the various
        components selected.

2. Requirements
ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  A. Final Post length after cutting   ____________''
         (finished floor surface to bottom of overhead beam)

ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  B. Desired Handrail height   ____________''

ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  C. Total vertical height of decorative items at Post tops   ____________"

3. Calculations for Cutting Posts

Post
Measurements
Before
Cutting
After
Cutting
Amount
Reduced
Unturned Top ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 
Turning ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 
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Unturned Base ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 
Overall Post Length ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 
Mounting Accessory Height ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 
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Finished Total ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ  ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ ญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 

4. Testing:
    A. Cut one Porch Post (or a 1x4, if you're unsure)
    B. Hold it in the approximate location that each of the Posts will occupy.
         Be sure to set it on a Mounting Block or Plate.
    C. If all appears correct, cut the remaining Posts to length.

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