I’m currently re-building a deck (I kept the sub-structure). I’m installing 4×4 cedar deck posts but I am unsure of the railing type, height, and etc just yet. Since I can only pick away at each weekend I’m wondering:
Can I install 5′ post now (51″ above deck boards) and cut them to proper size later. I’m likely going to put a post cap or drink rail on top so a straight cut, noting fancy.
Ideally, I would cut to height now but the height will depend on rail kit and/or cap detail/drink rail etc. Just nervous that cutting while vertical w a circular saw might be difficult or sloppy
Thanks for your support!