Eucalyptus wood for outdoor project
Hi, I need to urgently build some rather big pheasant cages (aprox 3 m x 2 m x 2 m). They're meant for being used outdoors directly with no protecting roof above or so. I was thinking of using Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is used in Portugal a lot for building roofs. It is fine grained and dense wood and is very hard when dry. (Because of this it is usually worked when still green). Nevertheless it tends to twist a lot in the drying process and it also tears.
Does anybody have experience with using eucalyptus outdoors and would recommend that I not use it?
Regarding the finish I'm just applying some commercially available liquid wax used for floor treatment as this wood is not usually attacked by insects.
I´m a total newcomer to woodworking, so any suggestions that make my cages last and fulfill their intended purpose beyond the moment of completion will be met with great gratitude!