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  1. Aug 4, 2019 #1

    MrSchon

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    20190804_090914.jpg Any ideas on how I can make these trellis supports look any better? Wife says they're ugly and wants me to make them have more curb appeal.
     
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    Take them out and install hypolon columns?
     
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    Here is how I dressed up my columns. Just an idea.



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    Since it was your wife that said they are ugly, the only correct answer is to ask your wife what she thinks would look best in place of them. :)
    They should be fairly easy to wrap in wood to make columns and trim out nicely though.
     
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    :I agree: You should not make this decision alone (or with us only:dance chik:)
    They should be pretty easy to box in or even replace with the help of a hydraulic jack.
     
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    They are just decoration, remove them.
     
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    I agree. Looking at the post further away, it appears to attached to the fascia, no load, just a way to attach the top of the trellis to something.

    I love them.
     
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    Some one spent bucks for a beam so you could have a clean entrance way. I wouldn't have them on that house . Any support would be inline with the front of the garage.
     
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    The near column is a corner column suggesting an open end porch. If so what would support a beam? It would be nice if the OP would join the discussion.
     
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    IMG_20181202_152930.jpg IMG_0786.JPG If you've got a welder you could make some steel columns. You can kind of see the before and after here I just went down to the steel yard and got a 4x4 then welded a bracket on top and bottom out of some other scrap I had. I made the brackets by copying a "simpson strong tie" and attached the same way. I also made the rest of the privacy fence which turned out pretty ok too. So there's an option for metal. IMG_0786.JPG IMG_20181202_152930.jpg
     
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    Nealtw is right they shouldn't be load bearing. If they are, you have a way bigger problem on your hands. Those can hold a surprising amount of weight, but they are suppose to be decorative.
     
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    The beam will be on top of the garage, level with the top of the wall, notice that the header for the window is above the ceiling height. mrs 1.png
     
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    You're probably right but without seeing where a header might be supported to the left I am unsure.
     
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    The beam might not be on top of the brick wall (though i agree and believe it is), but i guarantee the gutter is not bearing the structural load - and that is the only thing those "supports" are under.
     
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    Make a trip to the attic and do a little recon. If there are doubts about the where and if that should let you see what's holding what.
     
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    Another thing to note is where they attach. From the picture it looks like the go up under the gutters and then are attached to the soffit via an L bracket shape. If that's true then they are clearly not load bearing. Steel tube gets all its load advantage from direct bearing any indirect bearing(as a L bracket would create) and it's pretty much worthless. It's why they use I beams rather than tube in joist applications. Again we are all going off the pictures here but I'm fairly confident. You could always have a good handyman come out and give you a bid and ask them to check it for load. If it's not load bearing it might only be a couple 100 bucks to remove them for you, and might be worth it to just have them do it for you.
     

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