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Forum topic by zindel posted 766 days ago 590 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zindel

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766 days ago

Can anyone tell me if american cherry would work well for outside furniture? I am sure i would have to seal it, so what type of seal would you use?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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tenontim

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#1 posted 766 days ago

I think you would do better to use white oak, or one of the cedar varieties. They are more rot resistant.

-- Tim

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#2 posted 766 days ago

The heartwood of black cherry is above average in rot resistance. The sapwood is not rot resistant at all. I think that it would do better than most woods if it is all heartwood. Probably not quite as good as white oak, but better than most other woods.

-- Danny, Located in Perry, GA, Forester, Wood-Mizer LT15 Sawmill

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 766 days ago

Personally, I would not use it for outdoor projects…..I’d probably save it for indoor furniture…Even if you sealed it really good, over time it will break down…..I would use cedar or redwood instead for outdoors. You won’t have near the problems if you use that instead of the cherry, or even any of the oak varities….You could use teak, but that’s very expensive wood…...

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