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We cut red cedar post (Oklahoma) this weekend to replace the post on our porch. Do we need to treat them? Dry them? or what before we install them on the porch. Tired of painting the white decrative post we currently have. Will then shrink in height this summer? Help!


You should definitely dry them before you use them, and they will probably get a little bigger in the summer from the heat. Not much, but a little. They WILL shrink as they dry so be sure they are fully cured before you install them or they will be too short over time.

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Posted By Liz Glaser
Dry how long? Dry them inside a shed?