I’m finally starting the Great Front Porch Facelift of 2010 (GFPF2010). Ultimately, I’ll be painting the railing and re-staining the floor. But the first step is repairing/rebuilding the posts at the foot of the steps. They both have pretty bad water damage because they weren’t treated properly when the porch was built (which was only about 4 years ago). I’ve had to completely remove the right one because all the wood was rotted and soggy. The left one, I just took off all the exterior wood, but was able to leave the interior post. Also had to pull up one of the boards on the first step and remove the white back so I could access the posts.