Step 4: Reinstall the Posts

person replacing porch post
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Tip the posts into place and add trim as desired. Finally, remove the 2x6 supports or jack posts, and admire your work.
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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