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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 07:40 PM

I don’t think nearness to the center has to do with the cup or warp of a board. I have found that right at the pith is very unstable. The angle from the center of the tree is the better pursuit. Radial (i.e., quatersawn) is the most stable.

Will it be inside? outside? planted in the ground? Big differences to the life of the cross.

Useful general guide, (your woods are not listed, though).
https://www.rockler.com/wood-species-guide

for stability:
https://woodwright.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Stability-Wood-Flooring-Chart.pdf

rot resistance:
https://robidecking.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/USDA-rot.pdf

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