OWT Ornamental Wood Ties 6 in. x 6 in. Laredo Sunset Post Base Kit-56608 - The Home Depot
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OWT Ornamental Wood Ties

Model # 56608

Internet # 203597828

6 in. x 6 in. Laredo Sunset Post Base Kit

OWT Ornamental Wood Ties 6 in. x 6 in. Laredo Sunset Post Base Kit

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$49.98 / each


Model # 56608

Internet # 203597828

When it comes to attaching timbers, posts, joists, and beams Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) are the ultimate statement of style and strength. OWT hardware produces strong connections as well as enhancement to your project design. with a wide range of connectors and components you can use your imagination to build a project that is uniquely your own. All OWT Wood Ties are made with ultra heavy gauge steel and hot dipped galvanized after fabrication. The parts are then finished with an exterior grade powder coating for complete protection from corrosion. This makes them suitable for harsh environments and contact with ACQ treated lumber. OWT hardware is commonly used to construct pergolas, arbors, pavilions or decks but with a little imagination you can build an endless number of projects with OWT. Although OWT is designed to perform in outdoor environments it is equally functional for interior projects. OWT has also been engineered to make installation faster and easier with industry leading features and attachment techniques. Unlike conventional wood post bases and brackets OWT does not require extra labor and materials to conceal them, saving time and money.

  • Fits all standard 6 in. x 6 in. from 5.5 in. up to 6 in. sq.
  • Can be mounted to concrete, wood, stone, or Oz-Post (surface mounting hardware not included)
  • Includes hardware for attaching base to post for standard installations
  • 3/16 in. thick hot dipped galvanized and power coated steel
  • Raised base keeps wood post elevated from ground contact
  • Recommended for pergolas, decks, veranda posts, pavilions, arbors, and railings

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Assembled Depth (in.) 
8.5 in 
Assembled Height (in.) 
4.75 in 
Assembled Width (in.) 
9.25 in 
Product Width (in.) 
Base Type 
Elevated Base 
Number of Pieces 
Product Weight (lb.) 
10.1 lb 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited Lifetime Warranty 


Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Happy Pergola I didn't read any reviews before I purchased this product in March 2015. Perhaps I benefited from the previous comments to the manufacturer because I had no such difficulty as some others did. I found the product extremely easy to use and once completed my 6x6 posts were steady as a rock. I anchored each base plate with a 5/8" galvanized concrete wedge anchors (Red Heads), being careful not to drill through the thickness of the concrete, filled the drill hole 3/4's with 2-stage epoxy, hammered in the wedge anchor and allowed 48 hrs to cure, as was recommend for 65 degree temperature. i placed the 6x6 posts on the base plates, figured out the high and low sides of the posts and used shims to level the posts. Then applied the decorative plates to the other sides first, using a rubber mallet to snug the decorative plates in place, then rechecked the posts for level and applied the remaining screws, nuts and caps. In my opinion the post placement and leveling is a two (2) person operation. I'm very pleased with the ease of assembly, the sturdiness and the aesthetics of this product. April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very Pleased Found product quality and finish very good. Packaging to protect the product was exceptional too. The bases were substantial but hollowed out underneath.I would have preferred a solid base & flat bottoms so my required shimming/leveling would have been easier . April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This added the extra touch to our backyard Kitchen. GREAT LOOK LOVE THE LOOK THAT THIS GAVE OUR BACKYARD. For a little extra money you can get a real professional look. April 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fantastic Product! I'm not usually one to go to the trouble of writing a review, but I just had to share how impressed I was with this post base and the clever design behind it! With all due respect, you should ignore the negative review previously given for this product; it mounts securely and easily to concrete with a 5/8" wedge anchor and the tab to slot assembly for the sides is appropriately snug and accomplished with a few taps from a rubber mallet. Well worth the price! I've added a photo from my actual installation for my patio pergola project. March 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Adds a great touch to the patio These are very attractive and give the new patio a real 'finished' look. December 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great product. It is well made and looks great. It is kind of pricey though. February 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Need Advanced Preparation I used these bases to fasten down my pergola that only came with small plastic bases. I am very pleased with the overall design and usefulness of the product. As you may have read in other reviews, the sides do not slide on as easily as the ones in the promotion video. Fortunately, I read other reviews and realized that I needed to make certain that they would slide on BEFORE fastening the bases down to the concrete. That is a MUST! They worked great once I used a small sledge hammer to make certain each piece would slide properly into place. I used a block of wood under the base before doing the pounding to keep from damaging the base. After pounding each side into place in turn, I marked them so that they would go on smoothly in the right place after fastening the base. Doing it this way made things go much better. To try to force the sides into place after the base is fastened down would be extremely difficult. I would have given an 'excellent' for quality and value if the side pieces he been as easy to slide into place as they were in the promotional video. It would be a superior product if the manufacturer could fix this. I am an experienced general contractor and would say that this product would be very difficult for a beginner to work with. July 15, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Warning The video is real deceptive. It makes it look so easy and it would be if the sides actually fit into the base. Approximately 85% of the sides would not fit into the bases. We had to file the holes out with a file, and file the paint off of the bases, (some of it chipped off itself) to force them onto the bases. Even then it was necessary to use a 1X4X6 piece of wood and hammer to beat them on and into place. The concept is good, but due to either incorrect stamping of the holes and glopped on paint, it was a disaster. I'm not sure structurally how sound it is either since the entire base moved about when you have to beat the side panels on. Using large timbers, 6X6's and up, it is better to cement them into the ground and forget the "looks". The waste of time, extra expense, and lack of stability makes it not worth it at all!!!! If you insist on using this product, order it way ahead of time, check to make sure each piece easily fits together and only use it on smooth, perfectly level surfaces. Make sure to add four cement lags around the center lag for stability in cement, stone, or any other hard surface other than wood. November 18, 2013
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