Just wondered what anyone would recommend as a good wood to use as bargeboards? They will be painted, but even so are obviously exposed and in a harsh climate next to the north sea coastal environment.
It's only living whilst it's growing.Spud":2r4f47jt said:whereas timber, being a living thing, can last for centuries. It just needs a bit of tender loving care to keep the entropy at bay.
At the risk of sounding obvious, I'd go for a wood high in natural oils to resist water and salt as much as possible, and I'd regularly seal it with a high performance varnish. Why varnish? Because I can see when it's starting to break down and needs replacing. That was how I maintained my yacht when I could afford to keep one! So, my first choice would probably be teak if you could afford it, followed by pitch pine (as mentioned earlier). Now, if you lived in Utah there are some lovely old pilings that have been soaking in salt water for a l-o-n-g time that would be perfect for your intended use. They used to carry a railroad over the great salt lake.Can anybody come up with a answer to the original post please.