I love this idea for putting posts up, for lamps, that can also be fence or divider connectors. I like hiding a sturdier metal post inside a fabricated wood post, then attaching the remainder of the fencing to it. Great for high wind areas.
these wood slats are utilitarian in the way they are connected to the substrate — countersunk screws — but note the care in angling the top of the projecting pieces, so water sheds off the wood. contemporary exterior by Fougeron Architecture FAIA