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Hardwood for outdoors

Other than Cedar, Redwood, and Teak, what are good hardwoods to use for stuff that will be outdoors such as lawn ornaments, bird feeders, lawn furniture, etc
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White oak and ipe.
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Other than Cedar, Redwood, and Teak, what are good hardwoods to use for stuff that will be outdoors such as lawn ornaments, bird feeders, lawn furniture, etc


You could use Cypress, White Oak, Ipe.






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Cumaru is another very good choice. It is not soft like cedar, redwood or cypress and not outrageously expensive as teak. I built a front porch out of cumaru years ago and is looks like new...has not warped or cracked. It is hard and very heavy. It has a great looking grain if you decide to sand and use a clear finish.

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Iroko is a very good substitute for Teak.

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