Yard Stakes

All Whirligigs come with a PVC Yard Stake, however if you want to make your own, possibly longer, yard stake the below information may be helpful.

The most common and easiest to procure yard stake material is a simple wood 2″ x 2″.

HomeDepot sells 36″ and 42″ long 2″ X 2″ railing supports, and that are perfect for yard stakes, in Jacksonville, FL they are less than 2 dollars each.

The PVC yard stakes JaxWhirligigs make are 3/4″ PVC pipe cut to approximately 30″ in length, A 3/4″ wood dowel cut to approximately 4″ in length and 2 3/4″ pan head self tapping machine screws.

We drill two 1/8″ holes in the PVC approximately 2″ and 3″ (offset) from one end and insert the 3/4″ wood dowel so it is flush with the top and use the two screws to secure the dowel.

Regardless of what you use the Insert that comes with your Whirligig requires a 3/8″ hole approximately 2″ deep to be drilled into the wood and the insert pushed in.

Some folks have been known to use a 2 foot long 2″ x 2″ piece of wood and secure it to a fence post to place their Whirligig higher. Whatever you use to mount your Whirligig remember the wingspan, for instance a large Eagle requires at least 28″ in top and bottom clearance, smaller Whirligigs obviously would require less clearance.


Yard Stakes — 4 Comments

    • Hello Sherri,

      For the PVC Yard stakes I use Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X in Hunter Green, I get it from HomeDepot but I believe Lowes and Walmart may also carry it.


  1. Hello,

    I am not sure I understand the question? No we do not put a “hole” in the Whirligigs.

    They each come with a 1/4″ diameter fiberglass post from the bottom that goes into your yard stake…


  2. I thinking of ordering 2 of your whirligigs the witch and the black cat. After reading the paragraphs above, you don’t put the hole in the whirligig?

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