Country Ledgestone 2 Piece Post Cover Installation

Updated on May 23, 2024

Follow the directions below to start installing your new Country Ledgestone 2PC Post Cover. If you have any questions please submit us a request for more information using our instant answer pop-up.

Step 1

Post covers are 47” tall. Measure up 47” on the post. Cut the post to this height. (Fig. 1)

Country Ledgestone 2PC Post Cover Figures 1-4

Step 2

If using a 4×4 post, fir out the post to 6” x 6”.

If attaching railings, decide where the railings will attach on the post cover and make any openings necessary to the post cover . Alternately a tool such as an oscillating saw can be used making the openings after the post cover is in place.

Consult local codes for height requirements of rails.

Step 3

Make SURE the post is plumb. (Fig. 2) Position Side 1, with the arrow facing up. (Fig. 3) Seat the bottom of the cover onto the bottom of the post. Face screw the post cover into the wood post using 3″ galvanized screws. Screw through the post in a grout line or at the base of a rock (Fig. 4). This will make it easier to hide the screws. Measure up approximately 16″ and 32″ and screw through into the post . The post covers are designed with a grout line at these heights.

Step 4

Shim the top of the post cover to make the post plumb if necessary (Fig5). Screw through the face into the post.

Country Ledgestone 2PC Post Cover Installation Figures 5-8

Step 5

After securing side 1 in place, move side 2 into place. Make sure the arrow is facing up. Dry fit the piece to make sure all “T” joints line up and are tight. (Fig. 6) Secure side 2 at the ring heights described above.

Step 6

When there is a larger gap at the joint, screw through the cover at the “T” joint, applying pressure to both sides, closing the gap. (Fig. 7 and 8)

Step 7

Attaching the Cap. Apply adhesive around the top surface of the post. In addition, apply adhesive to the inside top of the cap along the inside ledge. ( Fig. 9)

Figure 9

Step 8

Finish the job using NextStone Textured Grout and Paint kit to cover any gaps between the 2 post cover pieces, space around the mountings and to hide screw heads . (Fig. 10-13) (Grout and Touch Up Kit sold separately). (Fig. 14)

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