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Am making a box to store cushions etc. near an outdoor swimming pool
thus the box will be outdoors 24/7/365
site is north of Philly so will have rain & snow & heat

Thinking of frame & panel
Field is/must be shiplapped

choice of wood CURRENTLY is
mahogany or cypress

cedar is a distant 3rd

teak is too expensive and tough to work
& ipe is out of the question
SYP & Pressure Treated are no go

So if you had to make it what would you use??

one of the above 3 or something else entirely??

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I kinda feel like a traitor saying this but have you thought about the plastic ones? I think they are more practical. https://www.google.ca/search?q=large...K6I9aojwPQ9Jh4
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Wood would look great. But all in all, I'm pretty much with Chuck on this.
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Spanish cedar.

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What about Redwood.
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How about reclaimed barn lumber or other exterior reclaimed wood from your local area.
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Having lived of a big lake I would go plastic.

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Maintenance on exterior wood, especially clear finished, is a royal p.i.t.a. That's why I agree with the 'plastic' suggestion.
Life's too short to be spending your Summer stripping and refinishing wood.
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