Jocelyn Campbell wrote:It is so strange to me that these are called "rock jacks" and not "rock posts" or something more fence-post-like.
something that supports or holds in position: as in (a) an iron bar at a topgallant masthead to support a royal mast and spread the royal shrouds, or (b) a wooden brace fastened behind a scenic unit in a stage set to prop it up.
Rebecca Norman wrote:Hmm, we might like to copy that. How are the logs/boards secured, eg at that upper point? Are they nailed in? (Seems unlikely with those split logs) Or resting on spikes in the vertical, or what?
Penny Dumelie wrote:Are you going to weave smaller branches among the top of the poles above the top horizontal plank/pole, or will you leave it as shown?