Install Post Caps & Finials

Installing Finials and Post Caps

To install a Finial, (the caps with a screw stem)

  1. Mark the exact center of the post
  2. Pre-drill a 3/16th hole
  3. Turn until tight.

For the Post Caps such as the Hudson Cap,

  1. Place the cap on the post to make sure it fits
  2. Also, make sure that the post cap sits level on top of the post. If it doesn't, either cut the post so that it's square or put a few shims into level it out
  3. You have two options at this point
  4. Glue it to the post
  5. Or, staple it to the post with a finish nail or some sort of brad nail or staple