So as a few of you know but most probably don't. I am in the process of building a new home. (The stress has been pretty bad so I hope this is the last time in my life I ever do this, but suspect it won't be).
I am going to get the deck done by a friend who is a builder. He built my last deck at my rental property and did an absolutely outstanding job, so I am more than happy to get him to help me out with the deck again.
So I am looking at hardwoods for my new place. I am very familiar with Kwila and Vitex. Just looking around there are a couple of other woods I have seen that look quite nice and think they would fit the part:
Eucalyptus, Garapa and Saligna
I am pretty keen to stick with what I know, Kwila and Vitex. My project needs to look tight and Its going to be screwed in with stainless steel screws so I want this thing to look pretty top notch. I plan to spend a lot of my time out there.
The 140mm vitex boards look good, but the kwila seems popular and is very expensive too. What are your experiences.. I am also gonna probably want to stain it as well. Im still in the planning stage for the deck. The house probably wont be finished for another 3-4 months.