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I've been making my own posts for all our sign projects.
Here is a shot of posts we just finished waiting for the install of a sign project.

These are just posts wraps, we still use a treated 4x4 posts inside these and the 4x4 posts is what provides the strength and what gets buried in the ground, these are just to make to posts look good.

I got tired of not having access to good posts from the lumber yards so I took it upon myself to make my own. Thanks to Vectric these posts are easy to do.
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Those look great. I can't wait to see what the whole complete sign looks like.

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what do you wrap them with?
do you coat the part in the ground with anything?
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rej wrote:what do you wrap them with?
do you coat the part in the ground with anything?
These are basically a box we built that we will slide a pressure treated 4x4 into. These don't go into the ground the 4x4s go into the ground. We do edge seal our posts to prevent moisture from migrating up them. I don't do any treatment to the 4x4s.

I called them a wrap because I am covering a boring 4x4, guess they could be called a sleeve to.
We do attach our posts to the 4x4s with screws on the inside section of the post.

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is the sleeve pvc, or mdo, or wood?
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rej wrote:is the sleeve pvc, or mdo, or wood?
We've used all three in the past, these are Extira.

I'm fearful of using PVC because of potential warpage. In the past I used MDO when I went dark colors on the posts but really hate how the plys look when you add fultes or pocket a section out, to many voids and rough spots. I finally found a distributor in my area that carries Extira and had to make the switch, I even plan on using the Extira for my lighter colored post to. The price of PVC seams to keep creeping up, I will offer it for posts for a client for an upcharge on light light colors but not for dark. Here is a link showing some jobs I did with custom made posts http://quintcreative.com/wordpress/?p=395 I am trying here at our shop to promote the fact that we finish our signs off with better posts than the other shops in the area.

These pictured are a mix a 1/2" and 3/4" extira. The wider 10" sections are 1/2" and the short sides are 3/4". I have screws through the 10" faces into the 3/4" as well as Titebond glue along the seam. All screws where countersunk and filled.

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