Outdoor wood for window frames
Hello all, I am looking for some advice on what type of wood to use for my shed project. The plan is to build a shed with skylights, not the type to do anything the easy way I decided to build the skylights myself using a rail and stile contruction method. I figured that this way I can learn how to do the rail and stile on non-finiture application. Anyway.....
I am looking for thoughts on what type of wood to use. I am not set on finish yet though the whole look of the shed will be more rustic than modern. I would be willing to paint the frames, but obvoiusly am lookin for the least amount of maintainace as possible. Likely the sides of the shed will be clad in cedar. (I know, the maintainace issue!) environmental conciderations would include weather from -30C (-22F) to +30 (85F) and generally very low humidity, though for a month or so it can be very wet. I live in Calgary, Alberta FYI.
I was thinking maybe teak, maybe cedar, but was worried about strength with the R&S frame.
Thanks in advance.