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I have a customer who wants round cedar posts on the back deck. Does any one have a recommendation for a round post base. I want a Simpson style galvanized kind of base that can be bolted to the concrete and nailed on the sides.
 

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If you use pressure treated posts you can always flag pole them right in the concrete. Just make sure their high enough to stay clear of standing water. Also a regular Simpson bracket would work too. The flanges are probably small enough to just bolt on the sides without issue.
 

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If you use pressure treated posts you can always flag pole them right in the concrete. Just make sure their high enough to stay clear of standing water. Also a regular Simpson bracket would work too. The flanges are probably small enough to just bolt on the sides without issue.
+1. Or, if the round posts are a little larger than the square post you'd otherwise have, trim the post to fit the flanges on a standard Simpson. You should be able to do something very clean.
 

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the posts are currently 6x6 cedar. They want them replaced with the same size cedar logs. The posts there now have no base at all and that is why I am replacing them.
A 6" round cedar post isn't quite as strong as a 6x6 square post. Maybe it doesn't matter in your case, but around here, if the plans said 6" square, an inspector would say no to 6" round.
 

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I agree, 6" round is not quite enough. I haven't selected the posts yet. I think 6" at the top just so it meets the beam evenly, but I want the bases to be bigger. The inspections in this area are a glorified HOA. They are more concerned with paint matching the neighborhood than any thing else.
 
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