Hi All, I need to make a temp shade structure off my deck and looking for some long (12") steel poles. I was thinking of using square tube or galvanized fence posts (if they come that long?) but looking for somewhere to buy locally (so I don’t have crazy shipping costs). Does anyone have any recommendations?
Westbrook or South Austin Metals
Also try fencing contractors. I’ve bought individual fence posts from Austin Brothers, but they might’ve made an exception for an existing customer.
Going over 10’ in plumbing pipe or RMC is possible but would probably be special-order or a well-stocked professional supply place.
Aha i have a fencing guy who’s done a few jobs for me, I’ll reach out. thanks! great idea!
It may make sense to start with a standard 8ft galvanized steel fence post and insert a smaller, lighter pole inside that.
also a good idea. thanks, Danny
Not what you asked for, but I have 2 10ft 3/4”galvanized steel poles in my backyard you’re welcome to have if they’re useful to you.