> It is just a mailbox post project. The main construction will be 3/4"
> and 1/2" MDO that will be mounted on a PT 4x4 into the ground.
> The Redwood is to be used for a curving brace between the vertical
> post and the mailbox. It will also be used for the cap, a turned
> finial, some mouldings, and some edge banding on the exposed plywood.
Sounds almost like the NYW project Norm did a few years ago.
If you truly want redwood, use a couple of 1x6 pieces half lapped
together and glued with epoxy for the widest items.