I had to work around a lot of rain to accomplish phase one of this fence project. My poor power tools had to deal with so much adversity on this. My Delta planer did not make it so I upgraded to a DeWalt. All of the stiles on the fence were recut and ripped on the table saw from the existing fence on the property. The rest of the cedar was rough sawn and planed to the desired thickness. The recycled cedar has a great variation in color that only comes with weather and age.