Wearing eye protection and a breathing filter, of course. Inhaling saw dust isn't a good thing at the best of times, and a really bad idea when it's been treated with all kinds of chemicals to make it rot- and insect-resistant.
Then we switched sites, and moved tools and boards to the front porch. Some more measuring, a quick cut for a good fit, and we were in business!
We now have beautifully chunky porch railing. They are rock steady and sturdy and just lovely!
They make great additional seating for both people and porch cats alike. Now our porch actually looks like a porch.
I can't wait to paint them. And the house. Especially the house.