The section shows two side-mounted wood posts for large signs. These side-mounted post supports are often used for double-faced signs, so that both the front and the back of the sign can be viewed. Single-faced signs often have back-mounted posts. which obscures the back of the sign. Large HDU signs, 6 ft or wider, may need to be supported with a bottom horizontal beam or internal steel frame, but wood signs 1.5" to 2" thick usually do not require additional supports.
We often install steel flat bars on both side edges of a sign to allow easy mounting of the sign on the posts. These flat bars extend above and below the sign on both sides, and are painted the same color as the posts. The top and bottom extensions of flat bars are attached to the posts with long wood screws or carriage bolts.
The top of the posts often have finials for a more elegant look. The posts is inserted into a 2 ft deep hole in the ground, which is filled with concrete, rocks, or dirt. The bottoms of the posts are treated with a wood preservative. The wood posts are painted with a wood primer and a top coat using a long-lasting wood enamel, usually in a color to match the border of the sign. Natural redwood or Cedar wood posts can alternatively be stained and varnished.
This photo Gallery 4A shows over 80 photos of custom made wood support systems for signs, including posts, horizontal cross support beams, carved decorative horizontal top boards, pergolas, and other structural and decorative wood accessories for signs . To view these click on "Return to List" below right. Our aluminum, wrought iron, and steel posts and scroll brackets are shown in Gallery 4. Reinforced plastic wood (HDPE) posts, which last longer with no maintenance, are shown in Gallery 9.
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