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Offline suds

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Plant shelf outdoors
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:17 AM »
My wife wants a shelf under her kitchen window to hold potted plants.  Wondering what wood would be best to withstand harsh winters/snow/ice?  North facing wall so no sun to contend with.
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Offline bionicus

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Re: Plant shelf outdoors
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2014, 09:50 AM »
I'd go with cypress but redwood or clear cedar would be fine if it's well supported. Or use pretty much anything you can get your hands on and hit it with a few coats of Smith's CPES, lightly sand, then a good quality spar varnish.

Offline Walk On Wood

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Re: Plant shelf outdoors
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 11:04 AM »
Jatoba, Cumaru, and Ipe all withstand the elements well and dont require any type of finish or maintenance.
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Offline Tom Bellemare

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Re: Plant shelf outdoors
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2014, 11:11 AM »