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Type of wood recommendations

by JCP7
posted 02-04-2017 03:31 AM

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 02-04-2017 03:56 AM

big box stores often carry cedar deck boards. If treated they seem to last okay. Very light, like pine.

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#2 posted 02-04-2017 04:16 AM

Ipe. Weighs a ton, can’t be nailed, gotta be drilled – and TAPPED! Lasts forever if not in direct contact with ground.


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#3 posted 02-04-2017 05:30 AM

Black locust, if you can find it. Known for its decay resistance. Can’t say how it fares in weather extremes, though, as I have used it only indoors. I’m talking about weathering, not durability.

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#4 posted 02-04-2017 01:46 PM

Teak; very expensive.


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#5 posted 02-04-2017 02:34 PM

Bald Cypress is a good wood for outdoor projects. Might not be easy to find way up north.

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#6 posted 02-04-2017 03:32 PM

+1 Teak.

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#7 posted 02-04-2017 03:58 PM

All the above are good choices, redwood is another one.

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#8 posted 02-04-2017 05:17 PM

Norm built a few from Cypress, I think it was some of the recovered sunken variety, again pretty pricey stuff. Depending on your budget and design maybe a PT substructure with the cedar surfaces?

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