Wooden Post Caps and Wooden Ball/Acorn Post Finials
Description and Uses
Wooden post caps help reduce post decay by protecting the top of wooden posts.
To further enhance your post, wooden balls or acorns can be fitted. Balls and acorns are usually fitted in combination with an appropriate sized wooden post cap.
Draw lines between the opposite corners of the post cap. Where they cross in the centre, drill a small pilot hole (3 to 5mm) through the post cap. Mark the centre of the post using the same technique as used for the post cap. Attach the post cap to the top of your post using an exterior woodscrew over 50mm long.
To fix a ball or acorn, drill the post cap as above. Screw through the bottom of the post cap up into whichever finial you are using. Next drill two pilot holes close to the finial edge, down through the post cap at a slight angle towards the centre. Using exterior woodscrews, attache the post cap to the top of your post.