This video provides an overview of some of the most popular hardwoods that are ideal for outdoor furniture.
It’s an extremely flexible wood, which is ideal for the construction of outdoor benches. It can be used in warmer and sunnier climates as well as humid and cold climates. Ipe wood is also immune to rot and decay, so you don’t need to worry about splintering at some point.
Ipe also looks beautiful. It has a very classic and dark hue. It’s also resistant scorching sun.
While benches can be made from pressure-treated cedar or pine These softwoods are more mediocre than Ipe wood. Softwoods need regular maintenance and sealing water. Their porous structure absorbs water and may cause damage.
Ipe isn’t the only type of wood that’s good. These woods come of South America, and due to their climate are immune to rot and mold. They need a regular cleaning and a soaking in Ipe oil.
Contact your local specialists in outdoor furniture for more information about the woods that are suitable to build outside structures.