Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-10-2012, 10:03 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 21
Share |
Default

railings repair


The top is made from a pressure treated lumber but it started to look horrible shortly after it was replaced.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1088643...CNj986OLg8amDw

How is this properly done?

Thank you!

ozdiy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: western Ny
Posts: 1,243
Default

railings repair


There is another post on this same thing. The problem is the pressure treated wood you are using has shrunk as it dried out. This is a common problem. One way to overcon it is to use composite decking material. another material to use is the newer plastic wood facia material that is out. Comes in white and some other colors, as easy to work with as wood, but does not shrink, crack or check.

danpik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2012, 08:22 PM   #3
AHH, SPANS!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,663
Default

railings repair


Quote:
Originally Posted by ozdiy View Post
The top is made from a pressure treated lumber but it started to look horrible shortly after it was replaced.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1088643...CNj986OLg8amDw

How is this properly done?

Thank you!

finding one of the composites that works with the color of your house paint color may be the best choice there, or caulk and paint the rail to cover the cracks and extend the life of the rail. you can also get the cpvc lumber, a 5/4 x 6 to replace that pressure treated 5/4 x6 and then paint it

Last edited by hand drive; 06-10-2012 at 08:25 PM.
hand drive is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Repair or Replace Garage Doors??? jbird0005 Windows and Doors 2 12-10-2011 06:42 AM
Repair 1962 Rheem pink toilet tank or find vintage replacement ? khaef Plumbing 0 09-09-2011 09:55 AM
Injected too much foam sealer to repair tub, how to remove foam? amodoko Plumbing 4 08-16-2011 12:42 PM
Choosing a Refrigerator based on Repair Value 1655graff Appliances 5 03-01-2011 08:49 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.