|Forum topic by chrisstef||posted 02-21-2011 01:44 AM||953 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-21-2011 01:44 AM
Im thinking about building a bench for the breezeway to sit and tie your shoes on and what not. IM planning on having the seat on hinges for extra storage and a boot / shoe rack underneath. There is no heat in the breezeway and the tempature is basically the same as it is outside.
My questions being is there a particular wood that i should use that will hold up well with tempature changes, humidity, and a bit of water from time to time? Id like to keep it to around $100 for materials if possible.
I plan on using mortise and tenon joinery for the apron and a glue up for the seats considering they will be about 21” wide.
I was thinking about the following: ash, cypress, sycamore.
Look forward to your suggestions. Thanks gang.
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