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#1 posted 02-20-2014 01:27 AM

Ok Grizz, I just had to jump in. My experience with doors is that none are perfect. It all boils down to how well the are protected from the elements. If the door is under a substantial stoop or porch and relatively well protected from the weather, they will last a lot longer. I wouldn’t worry about using good red cedar, it’s a good exterior wood and with the finishes we have available today and the water resistant glues. I’d go for the look you want. I have metal doors, fiberglass doors, aluminum doors, and doors I’ve made, solid mahogany, cypress, pine, sooner or later they wall wear out. I’d save the walnut for something inside because it will not look as nice in 5 years as it did new and you’ll need to be refinishing it


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