You may recall a few posts back I was starting the repair of a rotted section of wood on my sunroom exterior.
Guess what? It's DONE!
The section was fairly large, and when I went to the Despot to look for a hunk (chunk?) of wood to use as a suitable block section, I only found eight foot long pieces of 6x6 lumber. Too much.
You can see the massive glue-squeeze out that I wiped off. And yes, I used Titebond to glue it together.
The slits on the right are to fit into a flange from the window frame on the right. I tried to make the gaps as small as I could.
If you look carefully, you'll also see the hole in the left in the old wood when I hacked out the old wood - I filled that gap with DAP Dynaflex 230 caulk. Critters could previously craw up under the old post, through the rotted section, and enter the sunroom.
I have closed off their path forever!
You'll also see how the right side slipped over the window frame - a pretty good fit overall.
At this point, I'm nearly down the home stretch.
I'm fairly happy with it. The block isn't perfect, but it's functional, and from a meter away (39 inches, or 3 feet 3 inches), it looks darn good. Most people will only see it from much farther away.
If I was doing this job for a National Trust property, I would have kept at it until it was absolutely perfect, but since it's just my house...meh.
The main thing is that the rotted piece is gone, and it's all sealed from the elements, as well as crawling critters.