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I have a PT wood deck with 4x4 posts that run from foundation to top of railing. Unfortunately the contractor "let in" a 2x12 beam into the side of all the 4x4's which reduced the actual width to 2" (3.5" -1.5"). This 2" is responsible for resisting the lateral movement of any pressure placed on the rail. Needless to say...its wobbly. Does anyone have any suggestions to strengthen the post without having to scab another member to the outside of the 4x4?