One Down

Four to go.

I finished the first, and largest, of the bollards this weekend.


24 inches tall and 25 inches long with a web 1/2 inch thick and a full inch thick in the flanges. About 250 pounds.

I rounded the top corners and left the bottom ones squared so as to give me a place to burn holes through to stake them down. I’ll then cover the base and stakes with pea gravel.


Once I finish the others I’ll be painting them white and possibly stenciling letters on them to the effect of “Private Property – Do Not Play On or Around” so as to keep the little darlings from treating them like an obstacle course.

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5 Responses to One Down

  1. Rolf says:

    Some people move to Bollard. You’re so awesome that bollards move to you 🙂

    Now you’ll have something secure to tie off your boat to after the big one.

  2. Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    Bollards, or tank traps?

  3. Rick T says:

    Are you going to add skate stopper bumps to the top edges as well?

  4. Alien says:

    Hmmm….maybe some 1.5″ long 1/4″ hex head bolts ground to a point welded to the top plate to prevent them being used for seats?

  5. Alien says:

    Thinking about it some more, would welding a 4″ diameter post hole auger – or maybe a large ground anchor like the utility companies use – to the bottom and screwing them in to the ground work?

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