Whether you are building a sandbox for a child, a compost bin for a garden, a bench for a patio, or an entire deck, the wood needs to be carefully selected. An outdoor project requires strong, durable wood that resists rotting as much as possible. Here is a quick guide to the types of woods that are rot resistant even unfinished as well as their best uses:
Pressure-treated pine: An American softwood that is best used for deck frame, decking and ramps.
White oak: A hardwood that that is best used for benches, arbors and chairs.
Ipe: A hardwood that is good for all purposes.
Teak: A hardwood that is better for building small items.
Mahogany: A hardwood that is great for furniture projects.
Solid and Hollow Core Composites: A wood-plastic that is best for decking, ramps and railings.
With a 13-acre lumber yard, Schutte Lumber has your selection of strong, rot-resistant woods that are ideal for any contract or DIY outdoor project. Visit our lumberyard and showroom or call us at (816) 753-6262.
Information courtesy of Wood Magazine.
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