I'm going to build a garden planter stand to hold dirt, trowels, etc.. It
will be outside year round. Also, want to build a couple of " Jake " chairs.
What would be the best wood to use for both? The chairs will be covered in
the winter with a tarp but not the stand.
I'm not a woodworker per se, but I grew up in a family where such
projects were common. I very much like red cedar for such stuff; raw,
unplaned (but treated) cedar for the planter, and properly finished and
treated for the chairs.
Not sure about warpage, if it's all properly treated.
Redwood would be my choice for the planters. I made up some some years
ago, big enough to hold those plastic inserts you get at the garden
store. Make sure to have drainage holes -- 1/2", at least.
I'd use redwood or cedar for the chair.
I used Clear Douglas fir and it lasted 16 years. I recently replaced
these outdoor planters with ones made from cyprus. Should last a very
long time, they used to make water towers out of it. And, it's not very
expensive at all.
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