The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:




TimberKing Sawmills




Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Forest Products Industry Insurance


Norwood Industries Inc.


Sawmill & Woodlot Magazine



Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions

FARMA

Forestry Forum Tool Box

Author Topic: Treating Cedar porch railing  (Read 172 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ozarkgem

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1480
  • Location: SW Mo
  • Gender: Male
  • age 65 yrs old
Treating Cedar porch railing
« on: November 02, 2017, 04:05:01 am »
I am going to be installing some ERC porch railing on a deck. What is the best way to treat them to keep the sap wood from eventually rotting. I am cutting the poles today and will put them in the kiln until the bark comes loose and power wash them. I will be using the Lumberjack tenon cutter on the ends. Thinking about boring the bottom holes all the way through on the horizontal rail so water will drain and hopefully dry out. Any ideas?
Mighty Mite Band Mill, Case Backhoe, 763 Bobcat, Ford 3400 w/FEL , 1962 Ford 4000, Int dump truck, Clark forklift, lots of trailers. Stihl 046 Magnum, 029 Stihl. complete machine shop to keep everything going.

Offline GeneWengert-WoodDoc

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 2051
  • Location: Bishop, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • Author of "Sawing Hardwood Lumber"
    • Book on Sawing hardwood Lumber
Re: Treating Cedar porch railing
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 09:43:57 pm »
There is little you can do, as borates will not last in an exterior exposure, and non-pressure treatments will not go very deep. A water-proof coating may help slightly. 
Gene - Author of articles in Sawmill & Woodlot and books: Drying Hardwood Lumber; VA Tech Solar Kiln; Sawing Edging & Trimming Hardwood Lumber. And more