Mark's DIY Solar Lamp Post


  • Solar powered post light
  • Metal post stake
  • 4x4 Redwood post
  • 4 pieces of 1x6 outdoor grade wood, 6 ft long
  • Moulding
  • Chop saw
  • Sledge hammer
  • Nail gun
  • Nails/screws
  • Paint of your choice


  1. Place stake in ground with sledgehammer
  2. Cut 4 pieces of wood to 6x6
  3. Nail together to form box


  1. Can use crown molding or custom make by combining different styles
  2. Glue or nail to box at ends
  3. Paint entire post, let dry
  4. Slip post over metal stake, secure with screws
  5. Attach solar fixture on top, secure with screws

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