|Soaking replacement piece in Cobalt a non toxic preservative|
|2/6 screwed to two strips of plywood then screwed to post with 4inch screws. I call this a stiff back.|
|Offending piece cut off at 11 inches new piece is 12 inches to make up for settling.|
|Installed and spliced I am a happy camper.|
|This is the final product.|
Good for many more years.