The oak brackets purchased were the best buy and best product that we could find. They look great and are very stable in the, under the counter, application.
These brackets look very nice on my porch posts. I was very impressed.
I got the primed hardwood version. I was a little leary, wondering if I was going to get cheapo covered in hide-all, but was pleasantly rewarded with a really nice, HARDWOOD core with a very good spray prime job, for a painted finish piece. I'm glad I bought the factory prime for a couple more bucks as it really helped the paint go on like butter for a smooth finish. I only wish they sold a larger version of these because I'd love a few to frame a doorway. Buy with confidence, there are no dismaying discoveries when you open your box!
The bracket was well made and needed no preparation prior to priming and painting for exterior used. Note that the pine on I purchased is made of several pieces of wood not one solid piece of pine. This made no difference to me but if you wanted to varnish or stain it it could be an issue
Great design and construction. They look beautiful on my porch.