Yeah, I thought that was sort of obvious which is why I didn't
explain in detail the first time around.
I quite agree as to what you say that reading something on UseNet
doesn't make it true.
That the average human being only uses 10% of his brain is trivially
observed by a casual perusal of UseNet articles.
I frame all my duck blinds with PT 2X4 ripped in half to nominal 2X2.
Been doing it for 30 years. I use a circular saw with the standard
edge guide, carbide tipped blade, do it out doors and wear a mask. It
works fine. Yeh, the stuff is usually wet. Yeh, it will tend to warp.
Make your cut, nail or screw it up, and hope the weight of the fence
boards keep the warp to a minimum This is not precision work! It's
fence, not a cabinet.
I've never seen any type of wood twist as much after installation as a
PT 4x4. One local fence company that I spoke with didn't want to use
them for a number of years due to complaints from customers. After that
conversation, I used some PT 4x4 and came face to face with what the
fence company owner was talking about. I have a gate that stopped
closing within weeks of installation because the hinge post had twisted
so much that there was no clearance for the gate to close. Some of the
other posts I'd installed also had an obvious twist to them. I never
had that trouble with untreated redwood 4x4's but the termites loved them.
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