03:51PM | 08/03/04
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
I need to duplicate a very elaborate 100 year old porch overhang. Everything must be matched to original including the columns. What is the best wood to use. I dont want to have to duplicate this thing in another ten years because the wood didnt hold up.It must all be made from clear stock because of all the machining that needs done to the parts. It will be painted. Should I go with a clear cedar or is there something else. Thanks


12:21PM | 08/07/04
Member Since: 12/27/02
545 lifetime posts
C and Better Clear western red cedar would be my choice as well... even more than redwood due to the cost & straight grain fir for the workability.

I'm out west though.. it's been 15 yrs or more since I've worked back east, may be other options there...

Here is a link to our cedar association...

we're in the north coast builders assc. but anyway you can get the specs for your loads on that site too.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design


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