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Porte Cochere Columns

February 20, 2024 | Preservation Projects

Porte Cochere Columns

Four of the porte cochere columns had significant rot and bug damage. Don Fernandez and his team at Epoxy Restoration filled each column with a high strength plastic resin, which maintains the structural integrity of the columns. The porte cochere columns were originally the cut off pieces from pier pilings that Betty Liljestrand salvaged from a friend’s yard. They are an iconic design element of the front of the house and it was critical that the columns be repaired and maintained. 


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The Liljestrand House is listed on the Hawai‘i State and the United States National Register of Historic Places.

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