I know I’m not the first one to have done this…trying to come up with creative ways to fix it. My best idea so far is to dowel and add a section of 4×4 on top, then wrap with a vinyl cap from just below the seam to whatever we decide to use as a cap. We are not painting the deck or railing so unfortunately I’ll have to hide the seam somehow or find a creative cap that I can just stick on top and avoid this whole mess.
Yes I know I could replace the post, but you also know what the cost of lumber is right now and to be perfectly honest…I just don’t want to. Also excuse the dirt, haven’t washed it down yet.