Split cedar posts
Great forum! Let me start by saying, I couldn't afford IPE. :) Yes, I realize that in the long term it can be cheaper than the alternatives...but at some point for new construction, you have to stop the bleeding :) So, here I am with my partially completed cedar deck.
The deck is pressure treated framing with cedar deck/rail/balusters. I stopped by today to check on the progress and I noticed that the cedar 4x4 railing posts have splits in them. These splits are about 1/8" wide and because some of the posts have several splits, they actually can span the entire height of the post.
My question is "Is this normal?" I realize that "normal" is relative, so I apologize for the use of the term. What I'm really trying to understand is should I ask for them to be replaced, or is that just part of the fun with cedar?
Thanks in advance,