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    Looking for recommendations for outdoor lumber but it needs to be light colored wood. Cedar, Redwood or Teak are not going to cut it on this one.
    Preferably something that does not require a finish and can stand up to whatever Mother Nature throws at it.

    Any suggestions?
    Tim

    In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

    I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.


  • #2
    Cedar comes in a light color sometimes. Look for a white cedar rather than the aeromatic (red) type. check the decking area of the big box stores.
    T
    Theresa

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    • #3
      Have you given any thought to using one of the artificial woods like Trex or other brands. Some of the brands actually have end grain as well as top, bottom and side grain.

      george
      A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
      George

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      • #4
        Perhaps cyprus or maybe white oak?
        Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter. Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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        • #5
          White oak is fairly light.
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          • #6
            Cyprus was always the wood of choice , this was what the old timers always said was the best for outdoors .....Teak in my book would be a great choice too........MB
            Usually busier than a cat in a sandbox !!!!!!!!!!! MB { Dewalt 788 only }

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            • #7
              Originally posted by marshall View Post
              Cyprus was always the wood of choice , this was what the old timers always said was the best for outdoors .....Teak in my book would be a great choice too........MB
              Yes, my Dad had a little 15 ft fishing boat that was made of cypress - it did have a spar varnish finish, but seemed to hold up well.

              Phil J.

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              • #8
                What is the project Tim?
                "Still Montana Mike"

                "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                • #9
                  Its going to be for a sign Mike.

                  I think the cypress is going to be the choice.
                  Tim

                  In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

                  I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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                  • #10
                    Looking forward to some pics...
                    "Still Montana Mike"

                    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                    • #11
                      Here is a shot of a practice cut on the CNC router Mike.
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                      Tim

                      In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

                      I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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                      • #12
                        So you have it up and working. Good for you. That is impressive!
                        "Still Montana Mike"

                        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
                        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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                        • #13
                          Mike

                          It is up and running but I am never home to use it now. If I ever retire I won't know what to do with all these toys. LOL
                          Tim

                          In God we trust, all others must pay cash!

                          I don't want no bargains, they always cost me more money.

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                          • #14
                            What about epie?

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