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Hemlock Weight Bearing Ratings



Style
Diameter
Height
Allowable Pounds
Traditional,
Chamfered,
Plain Square
4" 96" 1,200
4" 108" 900
5" 96" 2,750
5" 108" 2,062
5" 120" 1,546
6" 96" 4,800
6" 108" 3,600
6" 120" 2,700
New Orleans 4" 96" 400
4" 108" 325
5" 96" 1,700
5" 108" 1,350
5" 120" 1,050
6" 96" 2,800
6" 108" 2,400
6" 120" 2,000


For additional strength, a steel rod could be installed in the hollow center of each 5" or 6" Post. The hollow centers are as follows:

4" Post - solid throughout
5" Post - 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" hollow center
6" Post - 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" hollow center


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