This page provides information regarding the following topics:
- How to care for your BOHO Art Pole
- Different options for mounting a BOHO Art Pole indoors & outdoors
- How to purchase a BOHO Art Pole
- Shipping information
How to care for your BOHO Art Pole
This one is easy. If your pole is displayed indoors, simply wipe it gently with a dry cloth to keep it clean. Poles that are displayed outdoors can be cleaned with warm water and mild dish soap. Poles that are outside year round should be given a little extra help to stay bright and beautiful for years. Every two years or so, clean your pole and let it dry thoroughly. Then give it one coat of OIL-BASED (not water-based!) SPAR VARNISH. You can apply the varnish with a paint brush or buy the spray can version. BOHO Art Poles can withstand tons of rain and snow, but they are a little sensitive to very hot weather. We do not recommend having your pole placed where it is in direct sun if your weather is over 90 degrees on a regular basis. The cedar will gradually begin to show signs of drying out in this type of climate. If you live in an area with very hot summer weather, it would be best to mount your art pole in the shade.
Different Options for Mounting your BOHO Art Pole
Indoors: We have a local craftsman construct bases for us to display our art poles indoors. He charges us $50 for each one and we will gladly sell them to you at the same price. They are made of metal and look like this:
Outdoors: We have two different options for outdoor mounting. Both are available to purchase at stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s. We also have some available that we can sell to you, to save you a trip to the hardware store. The first is for placing an art pole on a deck. The second is for placing an art pole right in the ground, in your garden or yard. Here they are:
The big stake on the right is called a post anchor or a ground spike. It is sturdy and will allow you to mount your pole safely right in the garden. To mount a pole using the post anchor you will need a 4 x 4 block of wood that is about 10 inches tall and a sledgehammer. A level is also useful in helping you determine if your pole is straight!
How to purchase a BOHO Art Pole
Just give us a call, email us or use the contact form on this website. We take all major debit and credit cards using SQUARE and would be delighted for you to purchase an art pole from us! Look through the “Gallery” page on this website to see everything we currently have available. The “Events” page lists all the art shows in which we plan to participate, so definitely come visit us at our booth during these fun events. Additionally, we would be happy to invite you to come visit our studio on beautiful Whidbey Island. Please contact us so we can set up a good time for a visit. During the COVID-19 pandemic we are pleased to offer to deliver our art poles right to your front door, if you live within an hour or so of our studio.
Yes, we do ship our poles! The shipping costs vary depending on the length and weight of the pole, as well as the destination. If you would like to have a pole shipped to your home, please contact us so we can work out the cost based upon the specific art pole and your location.