Place the cap for the column over the top of the column shaft. Let the cap slide down the column shaft temporarily until it can be secured.
Set the column so it sits vertically under the porch overhang. Make sure the column is sitting correctly in the base.
Slide the column cap up the column shaft to check the placement of the cap. Pre-drill holes to secure the cap using a power drill if the cap does not already have pre-drilled holes.
Attach the column cap to the soffit or underside of the porch overhang. Place screws in the pre-drilled holes and secure them using a power drill.
Run a bead of caulk between the cap and the column post. This will add a clean and finished look to the column.
Things You Will Need
- Power drill
- Caulk gun
- Use galvanized or stainless steel screws that will not rust.