The Best Outdoor Woods
Here's our list of great hardwoods for exterior projects
While teak is surely the most well known outdoor worthy hardwood, but the hardwoods you'll see below have superior qualities and characteristics to be excellent teak substitutes. They hold up well to the weather and elements, resist insects, and look beautiful with a quality exterior grade finish.
Outdoor woods make excellent and beautiful choices for building your own fine patio furniture or other projects that will be exposed to water, weather, and sunlight. However, no wood will last for decades without proper maintenance - use a wood finish that is suitable for your project, which may be an exterior oil, spar varnish, or epoxy coating.