In alt.home.repair on Mon, 15 Aug 2005 09:21:23 -0700 "Laughing Rock"
I don't think cedar needs sealing. My next door neighbor's is 25
years old, and all it needed was a few pickets and two pieces of rail.
I have heard that the posts should be cut at an angle so the rain runs
off. What say you all? His posts were flat on top, and about a fifth
of them had some deterioration in the top. These were the ones that
never get any sunlight for several months a year.
I filled them with various mixtures of cedar mulch and outdoor glues,
then topped them off with glue and cedar sawdust I made when cutting
the pickets and rails. At 6 months they were doing well. It's 9
months, I should check again.
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or not you are posting the same letter.
Change domain to erols.com, if necessary.
I just ask the local paint/hardware store to see their
partials/returns/mistint/hazmat bin, and pick out a color range of oil
based stains that you like. Pay little or nothing, you are doing them a
favor getting rid of what they would have to pay to dispose of. Figure
out how much you need (may have to go to more than one store), blend it
all in one vat to get a single color, and apply. Apply extra to knots
and board ends. I use a pump sprayer for a large area. Repeat every few
years as needed.-Jitney
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