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I installed cedar log railing on my front porch in July. I have now noticed that some of the round features, which look like knots (filled in, not open) are not solid. When I push a coat hanger in, they are obviously insect holes. Also, the real knots are all showing evidence of damage. Also I've found the knots in the floor of the porch are damaged, some eaten all the way through. Do I have two different pests at work? What do you think is happening, bugs inside the logs (kiln dried thou


Insects typically do not like Cedar. Sounds like a drying or curing problem to me. ???

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Posted By Pat Deuel
I have a similar problem with interior knots in my 25 year old white cedar cabin. I was told it was a dry rot issue. There doesn't seem to be any residue in/or around them. Is there something to be done with the empty knots wholes. Should they be treated and or filled with something, ie caulking?