Boston Turning Works
These finials have been fabricated from laminated kiln-dried lumber for lasting stability in exterior environments. As with any laminated wood product they require proper finish before installation.
All surfaces, including underside, should be coated with oil-base primer and paint or oil-based stain or preservative. We recommend Cabot Problem Solver, Benjamin Moore Moorwood or equivalent for a prime coat to prevent color bleed-through.
Dowel screw should be inserted to the midpoint (smooth section) into finial with vise-grips or pliers, and a bead of latex caulking run around the underside of base. The finial is them screwed down onto the mounting surface, and excess caulk squeeze-out wiped away.
After installation, maintain finials with normal periodic application of paint or stain as with any exterior woodwork.