Hey everyone, can you recommend a good alternative to teak ( if there is one)? I'm replacing an exterior piece of wood and a teak piece is going to be pretty expensive.
My experience with white oak is the opposite - it develops black streaks where there is a gap in the varnish, and varnish doesn't adhere to it all that well. I keep my tiller covered so that it doesn't develop black marks along the grain. Coating with epoxy, then varnish seems to work much better. I like teak, but mahogany is so much cheaper.I second the white oak suggestion as a wood able to withstand the weather, but most importantly, like teak it won't stain or permanently damage if there is a breach in the coating. Quite likely the cost of the teak will seem reasonable after working with some of the alternatives.
Hard to go wrong that way.Thanks for the replys! That gives me some ideas of what to start looking for. It sounds like I need to quit being cheap and just shell out the $$$$ for teak