I was able to find some leftover pressure treated wood in the basement from a previous deck project (make sure it's pressure treated if you're going to get the post outside) My handyman helped me cut the wood to the sizes we needed:
- 4x4 post 36" tall
- I used a 1x6 and cut two 5 1/2" squares and two 4 1/2" squares
After cutting the wood we used an orbital palm sander to round the edges.
We used a finish nailer to nail everything together and then primed the fresh wood.
I used 2 coats of Semi-Gloss paint and hung the welcome sign I found m at HomeGoods. You could also cut another piece of wood and paint one if you want.