Thanks. I enjoyed working with it. It was my first time too. Found it at $6.99 per board foot, $3 less than normal price. It's a very oily wood, open grain a bit like oak, but it cut very well and didn't blow out at all when routing the edges and crosscutting the pieces to length. Sanding it was nice too. I'll for sure use it again for other outdoor projects. I'll have a new back patio area in the next few months, and I'll probably build some pieces for out there.
Side note, this reminded me of how much I hate working with maple, especially when there is some figure and weird grain. My jointer ripped it all to bits and I spent way too much effort sanding.