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Old 03-27-2015, 07:15 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Zach View Post
Good for you. That sounds like a very interesting project. Red oak is not at all rot resistant and white oak is reputed to be, but I have never had it to work with. I am guessing that the members would be sealed anyway so it shouldn't matter much. I would think that for long thin pieces of wood the most important thing may be to find boards that are not only clear but also have as little runout in the grain as possible. I will be interested to learn more about how SOF works.
White Oak is extremely rot resistant and much stronger than the Reds as well. Also tends to be a much straighter grain so works out better for bending. Would be a great wood to use for interior structure.

Look forward to seeing progress pictures.
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