Friday, February 4, 2011
This is how NOT to build a fence
So when I was removing this rotten section.....
The result of which is poor material selection in the posts
So what I am saying is that fence posts need to be pressure treated lumber. I agree that pressure treated (copper II sulfide) is not particularly wonderful to work with but you will get 40 years before it begins to decay. If you are really intent on cedar posts, I recommend casting a post holder in concrete and then mounting the fence post out of the dirt.