Introduction

new porch posts
Photo: Kolin Smith
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If you plan to clad a landing that has posts, your first step will be to support the awning and remove the posts to make way for the bluestone pavers. Once the stones are set, the posts can be trimmed and replaced. Here's how.
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    Tools List

    • ladder
      ladder
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • plumb bob
      plumb bob
    • combination square
      combination square
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw
    • circular saw
      circular saw to trim posts' height
    • jack post
      jack posts to lift the awning, if post installation requires them

    Shopping List

    1. 2x6 supports: Get two 12-footers

    2. 2x4 scraps to make a footplate for each 2x6 support

    3. Wood stakes to hold 2x6 supports in place

    4. Wood screws to attach 2x6 supports to the awning

    5. Self-tapping concrete screws to attach brackets to the landing