Over the years we've tried many different methods of holding up the props in our yard but by far the most vertsatile solution we have found are these fence posts. Here's what we love about them:
Sturdy - They're made of steel and painted to reduce rusting
Low Profile - They're not very thick (just a couple of inches) and their green color makes them pretty much invisible at night
Easy to Install - Just drive them into the ground with a hammer
Strategically Placed Holes - They have holes spaced regularly (every 6 inches) along the length. We've always found one or more that met our need.
Sellers: Home Depot, Lowe's, Amazon, Others
Sizes: Various, from 3 foot to 7 foot
How We Use Them
We use these in many ways in our show, here's a few examples:
Spiral Trees - We use the 1 inch x 3 inch x 7 foot version for supporting our spiral trees. A #8 x 2 inch bolt on the bottom hole and a cable tie around the top holds the center pole for a spiral tree perfectly in the "U" channel of the post. We've had high winds and these held our spiral trees perfectly.
Coro Tombstones - The Boscoyo tombstones have slits in the back for cable ties. The ties fit nicely around the 1 inch x 3 inch x 4 foot version of the T-Post.
Coro Pixel Trees - We use the 1 inch x 3 inch x 4 foot version to hold our Boscoyo 180 degree pixel trees. We put two #8 x 2.5 inches bolts through the back of the tree at 6 inches apart and they fit perfectly through the holes in the T-Post. We use the top hole in the post to mount the Star.
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