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How to make or buy 8x8 porch column

I need to replace some 8x8 porch columns with chamfered corners.

I thought I saw these being built on an episode but can't find it.

I looked into ripping 2x12 or 2x10 douglas fir and making my own columns, but from what I've read they will warp and twist as soon as I rip them and it sounds like a nightmare.

But I can't buy 8x8 anywhere, either. Home Depot sells one "8x8," it's 6" and change by 6" and change. Obviously that is not going to match the rest of the porch and I don't think the historical board would be too happy with home depot's definition of "8."

So... now what?

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