My parents want me to build them a bench.
This bench will be put outdoors where it will be snowed on and face extreme
heat in direct sunlight.
They want it painted white.
What wood should I use?
What tips do you have to make the paint hold up as long as possible?
This is a jobs that has Redwood written all over it.
Not sure about the white paint. Would they consider natural red wood?
I built a red wood picnic table over 25 years ago that is still in service
in NE Ohio. (Lots of snow and crap in the winter).
S/A: Challenge, The Bullet Proof Boat, (Under Construction in the Southland)
Teak, White oak, cypress, cedar, redwood are all good outdoor woods.
My last choice is PT pine, but that will work too (I dislike the
chemicals in it and it is usually wet wood which needs to dry before
finishing). Use a quality outdoor wood primer and paint. Expect the
paint to last 3-5 years.
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