These are exterior balusters that I reproduced for a customer on the East Coast. They are crafted in Spanish Cedar. Spanish Cedar is an import from South America that has gained in popularity among millworks companies in the US. Twenty years ago mostly boat builders used this wood because of the resistance to decay. I remember seeing SCedar in huge widths and thicknesses and lengths. You can still buy it that way but not as readily. If the smell doesn’t kill you, it is a fine wood for applications exposed to the weather. The downside is its tendency to bleed through the paint. A good oil primer is a plus.

Exterior Baluster

The dark baluster is the original but you already knew that.

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