The load-bearing posts are not only the most important elements in a fence or a rose arch. For a carport or pergola, you also need a sturdy wooden post that can withstand the elements. How these wooden posts with a post base can be easily set in three steps, we show you here in the instructions.
Set wooden posts step by step
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- Stainless steel screws
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- Angle pegs
- Piece of wood thin / thin pipe
- Soft soap
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1. Align and plan
In most cases, more than one post will be required. Then it is important that the wooden posts are at the right distance and in a straight line to each other. To do this, either set angles if it is a structure such as a carport. If you want to put a fence, the posts should be strung on a string. Take a look at the selected locations twice to see whether these are actually the right locations.
2. Drive in the post base
To drive in the post base, you will need a short piece of post to hammer on. Never use the later wooden posts for this, as these could splinter at the top. When hammering in, check again and again that the post base is really straight and straight, and correct the direction if necessary.
3. Put up the post
The wooden post is inserted into the post base. It is ideal if the post still hangs about one centimeter in the air. You can achieve this by placing a short piece of heating pipe or the like underneath. This can easily be pulled out again later if you rub it in with a little soft soap beforehand. The post is anchored at the bottom of the post base with stainless steel screws.Tips & Tricks You should never drive a wooden post directly into the ground. The durability is greatly reduced by the rapid rot. If a post base cannot be hammered in or screwed in, it is better to set a point foundation with a post base. That makes a lot more work, but it also lasts for many years longer and more stable.