I have a 3 story multi-family house, built in 1908, with solid turned 6x6 inverted acorn posts. The corner post, on the first floor has significant rot on the bottom of the post. It is about halfway into the post and is about 6-8 inches high. I am unable to find a replacement post of the same style and turning, so in order to maintain a consistant look, I would have to replace all 12 posts. Not in the budget!
Is it possible to safely replace or repair the bottom section of the post? I was hoping to be able to cut off the lower 12(?) inches, so I'm above all the rot. Then I would replace it with a new 6x6. I was thinking of attaching it with epoxy and dowels. Once it is dried, I could then fill in any gaps with epoxy wood filler, and sand it smooth.
Am I on the right track, or is this not a safe repair?