Generally speaking, a flag pole mount is pretty easy to install. It is a little more difficult to install a flag pole mount on stone. The wind can be very fierce and I didn’t want to drill into the stone, damage the stone, and then for the flag pole to not hold properly in the stone pillar. Maybe I worry too much but I didn’t want to damage the house.
Directions: How to Install a Flag Pole Mount on an Awesome Stone Surface
- Small Board (I used a piece of redwood fence board)
- Flag Mount Kit
My answer was to cut a board, install the board, and then install the flag pole mount on the board. Easy peasy with my battery operated circular saw. You know how I love my battery operated drills and circular saw. Once cut, I installed the board on the stone pillar using screws and a level to make sure the board was straight on the pillar.
I used a small piece of redwood fence board as stated in the materials list. I used my wonderful battery operated circular saw to cut off the four corners of the board to make it look cute. Sure I think boards can actually look cute bare naked without paint or stain. Once cut, I installed the board on the stone pillar using screws and a level to make sure the board was straight on the pillar.
In conclusion, I installed the new flag pole mount on the redwood board. I placed a flag on the flag pole and placed it in the new mount. My mission is complete and my tools have serviced me well.
I love the clean look and I really hate to see something directly installed into the stucco which can be damaged the wall of the house like I said in the introduction paragraph.