I'm building a cedar arbor using 6x6 posts. I ordered "appearance
grade" lumber and when it came in fresh and "wet" it looked great. I
let it dry in the garage for about four weeks but some of the posts
have been continuing to split (check). In some cases the split is
going the length of the post and in other parts splitting edge to
edge. I expected some amount of checking but this has progressed
beyond what seems reasonable. My lumber yard guy said it should have
settled to a normal level by now but it seems to have gotten worse
since I installed a few of the posts. Any advice? I wonder if I have
any recourse with the yard since these posts are turning into
anything but "appearance grade" (and they were pretty pricey).
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