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Is this a stress fracture or natural cedar characteristics on a swing set?

This a 3 year old (lightly used) weather exposed swing set. Should I be concerned about the cracks?
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Why do exterior decks not use 2x12 or 2x10 lumber?

It is time to replace the exterior decking (mostly cedar, but some planks replaced by Douglas-fir). Alas, the finishing work 12 years ago did not endure; some planks have rotted— particularly at ends ...
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Restoring my deck: is washing necessary if I sand?

I'm restoring my untreated/unsealed cedar wood deck. It was left with no care for 12 years old before we bought it. I changed the damaged board and I'm now at the sanding stage. I saw all the how-to ...
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Mold on cedar soffit - how to fix?

I stained this 2 years ago before installation - back and front. The boards were kiln dried and stained inside. The penetrating stain I used contains linseed oil and after I installed I read some ...
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When removing siding with a mildew smell, and then replacing it, should I wrap the house in something airtight first?

I have a home built in the late 1960s in Massachusetts. The prior owner covered the house with vinyl, which was not done with care. Water gets behind the vinyl. The cedar wood clapboard and trim is ...
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Removing rotten cedar siding shingles

I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails ...
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Incense cedar vs. western red cedar for fence pickets

I'm building a fence with cedar pickets, and I can get pickets made from two cedar species: incense cedar and western red cedar. What I've read seems to suggest that western red cedar is more ...