I want to make some Adirondack chairs for my firepit. I really want to keep costs down, and the easiest way for me is with cheaper wood. Do you think it would be a huge mistake to use pine? I know it's not exactly outdoor friendly, but would it be ok outside if I treated it with something, stain or paint?
The other, better, option would be cedar, but I don't know where to buy it. All the big box stores like Home Depot, Meards, Lowes, they all carry cedar, but it's always only finished on 3 sides, with a rough cut on the 4th. Do you think I'd be able to sand the 4th side to a smooth enough finish, like the other 3 sides?