Bombproof Post Wrap
Use a lock miter joint and PVC boards to dress up pressure-treated posts.
Wrapping deck and porch posts in PVC board stock is a great way to them a long-lasting, low-maintenance finished look. The cleanest approach is to join the long edges of the stock with a miter joint, but getting the joints to fit tightly and evenly along the entire height of the post can be tricky. While setup takes a few minutes, a lock-miter bit used in a router table creates a self-aligning miter joint that is worth the effort. Lock-miter joints provide a lot of surface area for glue, and PVC glue is all that’s required to hold the pieces together. Assemble three sides of the wrap on a bench or on horses, slip it around the post, and glue the fourth side in place. A couple of screws or nails are all you need to secure the finished wrap to the pressure-treated post.