The Best Rot-Resistant Woods for Outdoor Projects

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Contact Us
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
What's New
More Alder Now Available at Schutte Lumber
February 12, 2018

New alder products available February 2018

Read More »

Fortress Iron Railing now available at Schutte Lumber Company
March 17, 2017

Schutte Lumber Company is proud to announce the addition of a new product line

Read More »

Douglas-Fir in Construction
February 28, 2017

Lumber produced from Douglas-fir is recognized throughout the world for its strength and performance.

Read More »

Copyright 2014 | all rights reserved
%d bloggers like this: