Wood species for entry door jamb
Long-time lurker, first post!
I'm re-building the door jamb on my entry door and trying to figure out what wood species to use. It's for a cape in MA, will be painted white and will get some wet weather. I'm trying to do a solid job on it, will get 6/4 stock and cut a rabbet for the door stop. Looks like the reasonably affordable options are:
western red cedar
vertical grain fir
southern yellow pine
I'm tempted to use poplar since it's fairly cheap and paints well ... but hesitant because of the potential for rot. There will be a storm door protecting it, but still seems like a risk.
Oak would be nice from a security point of view (hardest on the list), although it always feels like a shame to paint oak.
Thoughts or recommendations?