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Wood for replacement caprail?

Hey I'm replacing my caprail. I want a wood that looks good varnished. What should I use. Of course the lumber guy tried to sell me teak, which I suppose mught be the best. A lot of the old schooners were built with white oak, which is impervious to water and cheaper. What about mahogony? What would be a good choice? Thanks Brandon
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For trim (as opposed to decks where teak is used, or hull frames where oak was used), mahogany's the traditional choice, and is drop-dead beautiful when varnished.
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