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#1 posted 08-26-2017 12:11 AM

Twinkie, I have not used yellow heart for an external project, but according to the Wood Database, it is commonly used in boat building. Check the comment relative to shrinkage. HTH

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It does indeed say boatbuilding although I have never heard of it in my area. The “moderate” rot resistance would make me shy away from it for either boatbuilding or outdoor furniture.
If you want a yellow wood that has extremely high rot resistance look for some Yellow Cedar aka Alaska Cedar, Alaska Yellow Cedar, Nootka Cypress. The database says it is “reported to be very resistant”. I have seen a chart in one of my books that rates it higher than either Teak or Red Cedar. It is great wood to work with.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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