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OWT (Ornamental Wood Ties) Laredo Sunset 4 in. x 4 in. Bulk Galvanized Steel Elevated Post Base

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  • Galvanized steel is powder-coated to make it wear-resistant
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  • Easy to install as the kit includes four hex cap nuts
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About This Product

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 posts bases and brackets, OWT does not require extra labor and materials to conceal them, saving time and money.

Highlights

  • Fits all standard 4 in. x 4 in. from 3.5 in. up to 4 in. square
  • 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 powder 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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Product Information

Internet # 204397448

Model # 56607

Store SKU # 1001596007

Specifications

Dimensions: H 4.81 in, W 8.5 in, D 7.5 in

Dimensions

Nominal Post Size (in.)

4x4

Product Depth (in.)

7.5 in

Product Height (in.)

4.81 in

Product Width (in.)

8.5 in

Details

Base Type

Adjustable Post Base

Connector Finish

Powder coated

Fasteners Included

Fasteners Included

Features

Decorative

Gauge

12

Material

Steel

Material Connector Compatibility

Wood to Wood

Number of Pieces

1

Package Quantity

1

Product Weight (lb.)

4.3 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Questions & Answers

18Questions
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Q:Would this support a 4x4x8 corner post with railings on a wooden deck with a 5 x 10 canopy attached? 1 corner of canopy will be attached to the 4x4x8 post the other 3 corners will be attached to the house.
by|Jun 28, 2023
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A:  Hello, It should. You can check here https://ozcobp.com/product/4x4-post-base-ls/ Scroll down to "testing and detailed specs" and verify using the engineering specs (Technical Evaluation Report 1646) or inquire using the "contact us" page. Thank you for your inquiry.

by|Jun 28, 2023
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    Q:Would these work to put a clothes line posts on my deck?
    by|Jun 24, 2022
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    A:  Depends. Will you have a beam between the top of the post to support the horizontal loads on the post? If not I don’t think these are a good option. These are designed for location and vertical support, deck rails have top and bottom beams between the post.  Used as intended these are expensive and worth every penny. We are super pleased with the finished installed results.

    by|Jun 26, 2022
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      A:  Hello, Many customers have used these for free standing posts for lighting and close lines, however they are intended for use with structures such as pergolas and pavilions. For weight load limits you can access engineering documents here: https://ozcobp.com/product/4x4-post-base-ls/#tab-testing. The F1 and F2 categories are referring to forces such as perpendicular and twisting weight tolerances are around 1100 lbs. for this item. Thank you for your inquiry!

      by|Jun 27, 2022
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        Q:Are these heavy duty enough to suport a pergola?
        by|May 25, 2022
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        A:  Hello, Yes these are heavy duty and for use with pergolas. Please visit www.ozcobp.com for more details and to inquire further if needed. Thank you for your inquiry!

        by|May 26, 2022
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          Q:Would these be strong enough to mount a 4x4x8 vertically without lateral movement? I want to string patio lights between 2 vertical 4x4 upright posts, but I'm concerned the posts wouldn't stay level or tend to lean toward each other
          by|May 4, 2022
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          A:  Yes that’s what we used them for. We put deck railings around two decks using them. You can adjust them to be straight and they are very sturdy. We had a lot of concerns when we saw these so we bought on and tried it. It was perfect.  Strongly recommend these

          by|May 7, 2022

            A:  Interesting question. The purpose of these post base’s is hold the bottom of the post in position, but, the design is for the top of the post to also be held in position by the top of the deck railing. So the base is not really intended to support a post alone.   Now you have 2 screws on all 4 sides to keep the sideplates tight to the post. The side plates attach to the base the post sits on keeping it on location. Would it they support a string of lights? I think so. Would it stay straight up if someone leans on it? I doubt it, it won’t fall over but the top of the post would move a bit.  To support a solid railing the base has a hole in the center for a 1/2” fastener to attach it thru the deck boards to 4x4 or 4x6 blocking between the deck joint to be rock solid.  Look on YouTube, I think you will find a better solution to support the light strings. As far as the product itself, love it. They look great, are steel so they are durable, well worth the cost to use as intended.

            by|May 4, 2022

              A:  Hello, If you go to this link: https://ozcobp.com/product/4x4-post-base-ls/#tab-testing, you will find engineering and spec reports for our 4"x4" Laredo Sunset Post Base. Without knowing surface quality and timber quality we are unable to say that it will work 100%. With the weight limits as high as they are it should be ok, but you will ultimately have to determine that for yourself. There typically isn't a lot of movement on the posts once installed with a post base and most likely will not lean unless the timber starts to bend. If you have further inquires, please call Hillman customer service and speak with OZCO technical support. Thank you for your inquiry!

              by|May 30, 2023
                1 found this answer helpful

                A:  I did this exact same thing and the posts leaned. The brackets didn't budge, but the weight of the lights and cable actually bent the posts as the pressure treatment dried out. My posts were 4X4X5. I'm sure 8' posts would be even worse.

                by|May 6, 2022

                  A:  It’s a heavy duty piece, and it will hold your piece of wood for stringing lights, but it does have some minor movement tho… I used mine for making a railing on my porch 

                  by|May 7, 2023
                    1 found this answer helpful

                    A:  Absolutely when mounted ion concrete or deck. The bottom piece is bolted down and the side pieces are then attached. Looks elegant on wooden post.

                    by|May 5, 2022
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                      • 4.6 out of 68 reviews
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                      These work amazing. We had our deck was finish with no railing And we decided to put a railing on...
                      These work amazing. We had our deck was finish with no railing And we decided to put a railing on so we had no post and it was all enclosed, so we decided to try these tried one first and it was amazing so we ordered more and we finished our deck it looks beautiful. They are sturdy and work very well.
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                      It looks great! Just make sure that you use multiple anchors to secure it. They have 5 holes tha...
                      It looks great! Just make sure that you use multiple anchors to secure it. They have 5 holes that you can use.
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                      I've worked with post attachment products before, but none that matched the strength and appearan...
                      I've worked with post attachment products before, but none that matched the strength and appearance of these. Installed 8 posts and rails around a deck, and this made the entire system very secure. Would have helped to have had lag bolts for the base, but I had an entire box left over from my last project so it wasn't a major issue. When you use blocking below the deck, and install these as instructed, they form a very strong and good looking support. I installed all of the base plates, then went back and installed each post. The best part is, even if you aren't working with nominal lumber, these can adjust to meet the size of your posts. And very little leveling is required, since the base does a great job of truing up your work.
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                      These brackets were the perfect solution to me wanting to mount wood 4x4's to our concrete patio....
                      These brackets were the perfect solution to me wanting to mount wood 4x4's to our concrete patio. Very simple and easy design but also decorative. We used 1/4" tapcons to secure it to the concrete. The railing is very sturdy, impressive design.
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                      This is an excellent product,; what makes it is that I had an uneven concrete surface. The design...
                      This is an excellent product,; what makes it is that I had an uneven concrete surface. The design compensates for this the way it is engineered. My posts were perfectly vertical and absolutely solid. It did exactly what I hoped it would do, and I am not an easy individual to satisfy.
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                      WOW! Great appearance, easy installation and very well made!
                      Cons: I had to go to their website for installation instructions and a few side brackets were difficult to insert over the base tab due to incorrect sizing. The tabs were either to big for the slot to fit over or too lose and resulted in a lose fit of post installation. Pros: The kit is very impressive looking and well made with galvanized steel and powder coating. The functionality ideal is superb. With 2 weeks of my fence and gate installation, it's held up wonderfully and I've received many compliments.
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                      Great Quality Product
                      Heavy duty and decorative......Easy installation......Best on the market.....
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                      Laredo Sunset Post Base Kit - excellent choice
                      The post kit was used to anchor a 4x4 post to our deck to hold a hose reel. The base was easy to anchor to our deck with 5 bolts. The four individual side plates snapped onto the base and are then attached to the post by 2 bolts in each plate. Overall, the post is solidly anchored to our deck, plus the post kit looks good.
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                      The plated don't go onto the base easily
                      When putting the side plates on the base, they do not want to go on. After beating them with a hammer they finally go.
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                      Response from Customer Service@HillmanApr 15, 2024
                      Hello, Thank you for providing us insight on your product experience. We apologize that the product did not perform to your expectations and we will be sure to monitor product performance for further quality control. Quality is very important to us and we’ll continue to incorporate consumer feedback like yours to improve our products.
                        Just what we were looking for.
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