Setting Cedar Posts
ok I know now that the way I should have done this was to set PT posts and wrap w/ cedar, but I already bought 4 12-foot 6x6 cedar posts for an arbor that I'm building. So I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this.
I have gotten a few tips that may help prevent rotting: 1) coat with tar and wrap with tar paper, 2) wrap the with copper, 3) Use a wood preservative (link below), 4) put gravel at the bottom to help with drainage
Can anyone speak to any of these tips, or does anyone have any other advice? The thing is here in Houston, TX the water line is about 2 feet down, so that's got me a little concerned, and makes me think gravel will not do anything. I have to admit I thought cedar was impervious to rotting before I started researching.
Here is a link that might be useful: wood preservative