The travails of shopping, even online.
First, Do you know one reason I'll bet they don't sell fence post caps
for round posts? They are all different diameters, like the trees they
came from. In 30 years, I never noticed that mine were not all the
same diameter, but they ranch, at the top, from 4.4 to 5.7 inches, or
It turns out after actual counting that I only have 29 posts, Besides
the damage to the top center in several of them, one is loose in its
hole and when I checked more it was actually broken off at ground level.
How, I can't imagine. Nothing but people go buy, sometimes with a push
gas lawnmower. But the path is only 4' wide adn even if the guy came at
with all his might and speed, a lawnmower couldn't break a post, I
think. Maybe a 300 pound guy fell against the post, but I don't see how
even that would do it.
A few years ago, I saw posts for sale at HD or Lowes, so I went to each
to buy one. Not in the store. Tried the net. Each one had them, maybe
even in two lengths 8 foot and 10 foot, and both have free warehouse to
store delivery, but neither would deliver to the store nearest me, and
Lowes would display a list of nearby stores, each one with a notation
that it wouldn't deliever to it, either. Home Depot otoh expected me
to keep entering different zipcodes in order to change what "My Store"
was, and every time I picked a new store, it wouldn't dleliver to it.
Home Depot you could take a lesson from Lowes.
Last Friday, I went back to Lowes and as the page was coming up, for a
split second there was a view of the page I'd seen before, with an end
view of the post, but then it switched to another page no end view. But
Ithink it was still the post I wanted.
Today I went to find out how much to ship directly to me, and they no
longer have round wooden fence posts, except the ones with holes in them
already for rails. I can't use that.
I also had called 84 Lumber and they don't have them. He referred me to
Fence and Deck Direct, and they don't have any wood fencing at all.
National Lumber has no fence materials.
Last week I found Tractor Supply had a store 20 miles from me, where I
expect to go visit someone soon, but today the webpage wouldn't find me
the store so I can't call to see if they have it.
Finally, Southern States. Closes at 5 but answered the phone at 5:15.
Has them coming in tomorrow, 10 of them. 8 feet tall by 5 to 6 in
diameter. I want small so it will go easily in the old hole.
And the webpage for Tractor Supply worked finally and they just got in a
bundle of 30 or so.
SHOULD I BUY SEVERAL SINCE THEY ARE GETTING SO HARD TO GET. tHEY ARE
BIG AND HEAVY, AND i DON'T WANT THEM FILLING MY BASEMENT, which is
Will I be able to make my own? I can probably find a place to cut down
trees but I can probably only get 3 or 4 posts out of one tree. I can
strip them of their bark, not bother turning them on a lathe, but
soaking them in preservative would be really hard to do, and pressure
treating -- I have no pressure.
I'm at the end of group, in a bunch of townhouses, and I need the fence
or people will take shortcuts across my lawn. I'm 67, I don't want to
be 82 or 87 and run out of posts. Darn, I should buy more rails too.
They used to have them at Lowes and I think they were gone. darn darn
darn. I have about 120 spare pickets, and I use about 5 a year.
Or will farmers keep needing round wooden posts?