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Posted on which is a good wood for a relatively large project?

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#1 posted 10-01-2020 07:33 PM

Hmm, Let us look these up:

Black Acacia is generic name.
If it is ironwood, it is rock hard, tough on tools, and near indestructible outside.
If it is black wattle, has about same properties as walnut – not so good for being outside all time.

Bay Laurel is Myrtle species and not very good outdoors.

Cypress and Cedar have similar outdoor durability and bug likeability. Work OK outside. They are softer and would be easier species to carve on list.

White Oak is great outdoors, but red oak is not very good as it open pores.
Most of the S. CA oak I have seen is California black oak which is cousin to red oak and listed as not durable outdoors?

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