Nautical Piles

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Project by captferd posted 06-08-2015 01:26 AM 16383 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The things people ask you to make when you wood work are endless. These are 3 ft tall nautical decorations for a driveway. The longer ones pictured in the trailer get buried 2ft. Rope is 1”. Making 12 total. Under the rope the 6” post are wrapped with 2” wide strips of galvanized roof flashing material. They weigh about 60 lbs each.

-- CaptFerd

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#1 posted 06-08-2015 01:53 AM

How are the ends of the rope fastened? I can see other applications for these besides decoration. Plant stands. Drink holders around a pool table. Cat perch…

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#2 posted 06-08-2015 11:46 AM

LJRay – On the backside the ends are nailed down with electrician staples.

-- CaptFerd

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#3 posted 06-09-2015 12:10 AM


There’s a house not far from us that has 2 of these as gate posts to his driveway.

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#4 posted 06-09-2015 01:01 AM

Very nautical. I like them.


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#5 posted 06-10-2015 02:40 PM

Very nice! What did you use for posts?

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#6 posted 06-10-2015 03:00 PM

Yes people ask for the strangest things. My view is if I can do it and it does not violate my morals then I will bid on the project. Don’t know if I will get it.

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#7 posted 06-10-2015 06:51 PM

These could be very attractive in the right spot. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 06-10-2015 09:20 PM

Thanks all for your comments. Ronstar: These are made from 6” cattle fence post. Can get them at any farm supply. Now if your asking about post to mount them you can see in the picture next to the trailer one post was left 2 ft longer than the rest. This can be cut longer for more northern regions where the frost line is deeper. The first 2 pictured are going to be anchored somehow to a concrete slab with a light mounted to the top. Hope I answered your question.

-- CaptFerd

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#9 posted 06-12-2015 04:45 PM

Thanks for the info, captferd. Great explanation!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#10 posted 07-15-2016 08:41 PM

I would be another person interested in the nautical piles. Unable to message you except this way. How can I contact you?

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