The thing about posts is that they can feel pretty predictable. Their primary role is to take gravity loads directly to a foundation. Given how relentlessly consistently gravity pulls toward the earth, it is no shock that timbers intended to fight it will point in the same direction. The most cost effective posts tend to be both prismatic and vertical. Both of these characteristics can get really tiresome, after years of designing and installing them. I found myself steadily looking for ways to break up “post monotony,” and offer the following examples of the results:
Tipped Posts – Gravity is applied vertically, or toward the center of the earth. Most posts point in that direction, to best resist the inexorable. This just means that posts that are NOT vertical are that much more special.