A traditional wooden flagpole is the classic choice when aluminium or fibreglass poles would be out of place for settings of historic or heritage significance.
Top of the line hand-made tapered wooden flagpoles in laminated treated marine grade timber are available in various traditional sizes and configurations, fitted with galvanised steel tabernacle and fully rigged. For prestigious elegance nothing beats these beautiful traditional poles.
Single standing flagpoles are usually 6m or 7.5m. Yardarm flagpoles are usually 7.5, 9m, or taller with or without a stepped top mast for a maritime look. A gaff arm is usually found on poles no lower than 7.5m.
There is a traditional relationship between the size of a flag and the height it flies, and as flags are usually available in “standard” sizes, so there tends to be matching heights of wooden flagpoles. But that is about as far as “standardisation” of wooden flagpole design goes, as each pole is unique to suit its application.
Flags of All Nations works with each client in the design and execution of their flagpoles, from planning to installation, and is available for future maintenance.
Regarded as the most prestigious of the flagpole family, tapered wooden flagpoles follow a traditional design mounted in a tabernacle. Being timber, the pole must stand clear of the ground and will be supported by two or three bolts into the tabernacle. When lowered for maintenance, the top bolt acts as a pivot.
Modern tabernacles are hot dipped galvanised steel, fitted with a baseplate for deck mounting, or cast in concrete. The pole and its yardarm if it has one, are hand shaped in laminated marine grade treated timber and finished with an epoxy primer, high build undercoat, and two coats of gloss white two-pack polyurethane top coat.
Marine grade treated timber is highly resistant to dry rot fungus caused by the entry of water, but maintenance inspections are still necessary to ensure no damage to the pole has been sustained, allowing moisture in.
(Note: Aged timber flagpoles may have been installed prior to modern galvanising and their tabernacles were made of timber which could have deteriorated).
We have supplied a number of these handsome flagpoles installed in Brisbane, which may be inspected by appointment.
When viewed from the outside, the positions of seniority are (1) at the top (2) yardarm outside left (3) yardarm outside right (4) yardarm inside left (5) yardarm inside right. If only two flags flying, (1) yardarm outside left (2) yardarm outside right. If only three flags flying (1) at the top (2) yardarm outside left (3) yardarm outside right. If a fourth flag, this occupies the inside left on the yardarm.