Best wood for outdoor furniture

Old 01-03-01, 03:37 AM
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Can anyone tell me the best woods to use or buy in outdoor furniture ? Is Cypress better than teak ? Where can I find this type of information ?
Old 01-03-01, 06:09 PM
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You can use these types of wood but be sure to protect them with a outdoor weather protector. My favorite wood for outdoor use is redwood. You can stain it or leave it alone.
If you want you can put a protector on it but it is not needed. If you don't do anything to it, it gets a natural grey patina, quite beautiful. Another plus is that it is not susceptiable to rot.
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Gini is right about redwood. Another possibility is Cedar. To answer your original question(s) however, between Cypress and Teak, it's really a matter of cost and esthetics. Both woods have been used for centuries (literally) for building bridges - which answers the question of durability outdoors. For comparison of the two I would consult a good encyclopedia.

Of the two, however, cypress is the more durable left untreated.

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