I'm replacing the railings on a balcony and have a choice between using cedar or a pressure treated pine. The railings will be painted, so will end up looking the same in either case.
I'm looking for advice on which will last longer and give me fewer headaches in the future.
The railings are in an area that gets a lot of full, southern California sun.
The pine is less expensive, but not enough for the size of the job to matter relative to the labor involved.
The cedar looks like it has a better finish -- the pine will have to be sanded before painting.