|Forum topic by Dukegijoe||posted 489 days ago||688 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
489 days ago
I ran across a deal and purchased some teak the other day that was roughly 4/4 thick, and was wondering about the strength of teak in comparison to white oak, or one of the more traditional outdoor lumbers for North America. I wanted to build some Adirondack chairs from it, and the plans call for 5/4 and 6/4 material, specifically for oak. I know teak is stronger than oak, but I wanted opinions on whether a 4/4 piece of teak would hold up as well as a 5/4 or 6/4 piece of white oak. Thoughts?
I would also love your thoughts on finishes for it, once complete.
As always, thank you!
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