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Old 05-27-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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I need to extend a simple fence on the side of my house. I only need to put in (2) 4"x4" posts. What material is best for this purpose (pressure treated, redwood, cedar, other)? How bout for the (3) 2x4 stringers ?

None of them will be seen as I will be butting 1x4 cedar planks across the face of the fence.

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pressure treated works and will likely be cheapest.
redwood is likely the most money. cedar would also work.
I'm not sure about 'other' choices.

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I was able to buy 4x4 pressure treated fir posts that were dyed redish brown. They match the the finish I'm using for the fence almost perfectly. Unfortunately, they didn't have 2 x 4s dyed to match to use as stringers. Does anyone know if the green pressure treated lumber will take a stain to match the rest of the fence?
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Mine did pretty well. let it dry first and it will hold better.
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