How much checking is normal in a cedar post?

jbaylissSeptember 8, 2011

I had a gazebo built last summer and several of the posts have checking in them. I know that checking is normal with cedar, but my checks seems to be unusually large and run almost the length of the columns. I've attached a pic. Any thoughts on this? Should I have the contractor come back and fix this?

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Total Normal.

That is the nature of the material exposed to the sun.


    Bookmark   September 8, 2011 at 4:52PM
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I wouldn't say that is totally normal, but it can happen.

The only way to limit checking of exterior wood is to get dry (expensive) material, and protect it.

    Bookmark   September 11, 2011 at 1:15AM
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