The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

Draw for handbuilt acoustic guitar get your name in

Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:

TimberKing Sawmills

Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools

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! sponsored by Northeast STIHL

Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades


Sawmill Exchange

BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Woodshax Outdoor Vending Solutions


Council Tool

Baker Products


Author Topic: Treating Cedar porch railing  (Read 277 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
    • Share Post
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: 2265
  • Location: Bishop, GA
  • Gender: Male
  • Author of "Sawing Hardwood Lumber"
    • Share Post
    • 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

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

Cedar Porch

Started by sawwood on General Woodworking

7 Replies
Last post September 22, 2014, 07:43:23 PM
by tule peak timber
Cedar Porch columns

Started by cntryby on General Woodworking

6 Replies
Last post January 02, 2015, 11:54:28 PM
by mesquite buckeye
cedar porch ceiling......seal?

Started by dablack on General Woodworking

32 Replies
Last post April 07, 2013, 10:34:56 PM
by PC-Urban-Sawyer

Started by sawguy21 on General Woodworking

17 Replies
Last post August 06, 2015, 04:59:42 PM
by sawguy21

Powered by EzPortal