How much weight will a 4x4 douglas fir post hold?

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  1. Feb 15, 2007 #1

    harleysilo

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    Title says it all, how much weight is a 4x4 post rated for?:confused:
     
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    glennjanie

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    The pressure straight down on the end of the post is almost unlimited, provided the post is not allowed to bend. Standing by itself with no bracing leaves it weaker.
    I'm not familliar with the ratings of douglas fir, but I know the rating for Sotutheren Yellow pine is 1250.
    The rating should be stamped on the 4 X 4 along with the mill stamp.
    Glenn
     

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