Wooden lamp poles are made of various types of wood and are available in two standard shapes. There is a straight, square pole that is 15cm wide the whole way, and a newer pole that tapers from 15cm to 12cm. These pole are made of high-quality woods such as meranti, red cedar, teak and oak. You can choose whether to leave them unvarnished or to paint them. The lower section, the part in the ground, is given a coating that contains tar. There is no hatch at the bottom.