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Hi Jean, ADDING 1X6 VENEER TO POSTS
This is a great idea in theory but to make it look good and last requires perfect execution. The joinery techniques at the corners will be critical. The miter joints at the corners will tend to pull apart overtime given the weather changes. So you would need to use 1x6 that is preferably quarter sawn for best grain stability. You would also want to maybe use a biscuit style of joint or other similar mechanical system. You could groove the mating faces of the miter cut and then custom cut a long strip 36" or longer with glue to slide into the groove and physically lock the corner joints together.
But all of this is a lot of work and you really have to be meticulous perfectionist to get it right.
Would it be easier to remove the posts and just put 6x6 posts?
The roof is attached to the roof but the posts also support the roof from falling down. Instead of the work and cost of replacing them just wrap them. Once you start removing any supports you would need to follow building codes, permits, and inspections