This is the most amazing post base plate I have ever seen. It is scribe fit to the broccoli-like shape of the western red cedar log post. The post sits on bearing strips welded in a radial direction that are intended to let the water out of end grain, while letting the post shrink without hanging up on the bars. We left a hole in there for all the water to get out. Then we galvanized the whole thing. That’s Bill Holtz, the architect of this gem home, head sticking his head through it.