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Forum topic by Ub1chris posted 03-13-2019 03:39 AM 417 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Ub1chris

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03-13-2019 03:39 AM

Which tropical woods deal with with water contact. I’m trying to move away from white oak and cedar.

Chris.


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Aj2

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#1 posted 03-13-2019 04:02 AM

Teak the real stuff. Full of oil and silica

-- Aj

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Ub1chris

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#2 posted 03-13-2019 04:05 AM

Yes, teak came to mind. Was thinking if something a bit less $$$

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#3 posted 03-13-2019 04:18 AM

I’ve had good luck with Brazilian Hardwoods: Tigerwood, Ipe, Cambara, Cumaru. Still pricey but nowhere near the cost of teak. I’ve used it for decks and outdoor furniture. Actually holds up a lot better than cedar which I used to use.

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#4 posted 03-13-2019 04:36 AM

I think Ipe does water well. I think I read that teak needs to be old growth.

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#5 posted 03-13-2019 04:47 AM

Cypress – It is used for the growing racks of mushroom farmers and last for several generations.

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#6 posted 03-13-2019 04:52 AM

Teak. Ipe. Iron. Any wood used for outdoor decking. The advantage is that those woods are available (well, not the teak so much).

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#7 posted 03-13-2019 10:48 AM

what are you going to make ? inside or outside use ?
some of the water tolerant woods do not hold finishes well.
will your project be finished or left raw?

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knotscott

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#8 posted 03-13-2019 10:59 AM

Mahogany, teak, cypress, lyptus, are a few I know.

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HokieKen

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#9 posted 03-13-2019 12:31 PM

Greenheart is a good choice too. It can be a bear to work though. Tough on blades…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#10 posted 03-14-2019 03:58 PM

If you’re looking for something with a nice figure, marblewood could be an option. It is related to ipe.

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