I have a porch column which has some rot at the bottom. These are smaller porch columns similar to http://www.homedepot.com/p/Unbranded-6-in-x-6-in-x-8-ft-Pine-Porch-Column-709721/202087424.
I've seen some videos (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYLNaoU5z2M) that show how you can replace just the rotted portion. This is what I am leaning towards as I can't find a match to my existing style at my local home improvement stores. Plus I won't have to deal with the vinyl near the top ("flashing" I think it is called, right?).
Is this legit? My porch roof is very small, it is just over the front door and the porch itself is probably no more than 12 sq. ft.
I've watched a few videos about how to support the roof while you replace the rot. So I feel confident enough to pull it off.