Our municipality requires a permit, fee, and approval from the town board for a permanent structure - which includes arbor and pergolas.
To bypass that avenue, I'd like to install a wood arbor with non-permanent footings. Has anyone done this?
I had a neighbor who did this, but I can't remember where he got them from. The four by fours (he created a privacy screen) were installed into metal footings that were inset in the ground, and the four by fours were stabilized with reinforcement screws into these footings. Technically, not a "permanent" structure. I'm assuming they're found in the millwork department, as the 4 x 4's fit into them perfectly.
Any idea what these are called?