live in Pittsburgh, PA (southwest PA)
I'm thinking about replacing my current deck railing with cedar. I may do the deck boards too, if I can find 5/4 X 6 boards. I will skin the posts with cedar boards resawed to approx. 3/8" thick. the reason for using cedar is that with my new design, I will need to cut quite a few pieces of 2 X 2 X about 5'-0" long, and the cedar will be easier to mill than treated lumber. I also think it will look better, and have less tendency to warp. after completion I will coat with a semi-transparent stain.
does anyone know of a reason why this could be a bad idea?
overall, any opinions as to the good or bad points of this idea?