Wood For Outdoors

WOOD SPECIES

DECAY RESISTANCE

STRENGTH

SHOCK RESISTANCE

WORKING PROPERTIES

COST

Ash, white

Poor

Fair

Excellent

Average

Low

Beech, American

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good

Low

Birch, yellow

Fair

Good

Excellent

Good

Average

Butternut

Poor

Fair

Fair

Good

Average

Cedar, aromatic

Excellent

Fair

Fair

Average

Average

Cedar, Northern white

Good

Poor

Poor

Fair

Average

Cedar, Western red

Excellent

Poor

Poor

Good

Average

Cherry, American

Good

Fair

Fair

Good

Average

Elm, American

Good

Fair

Fair

Fair

Low

Douglas-fir

Fair

Fair

Fair

Average

Low

Maple, hard

Poor

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Low

Oak, red

Fair

Good

Fair

Average

Average

Oak, white

Excellent

Excellent

Good

Average

Low

Pine, Eastern white

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good

Low

Pine, Southern yellow

Fair

Fair

Good

Average

Low

Poplar, yellow

Fair

Fair

Fair

Good

Low

Redwood

Excellent

Poor

Poor

Good

Average

Spruce, sitka

Poor

Fair

Fair

Average

Average

Teak

Excellent

Excellent

Excellent

Fair

High

Walnut, black

Good

Fair

Excellent

Good

High

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