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Traditional wood meets modern style on a desert patio.What to look forWood that is naturally resistant to mould, decay and rot and, ideally, is water and insect repellant. Teak, cedar, old-growth cypress and redwood are the most familiar of these woods, but other options include acacia, eucalyptus and the tropical shorea woods. Test for solid construction. Check for dowels or mortise and tenon construction or hardware made from stainless steel or brass, or that has been treated to be rustproof. MaintenanceOil or stain the wood and seal it yearly if you don’t want it to weather to a silvery grey. If you’re painting your wood, use a paint with UV filters to protect from the sun. If possible, cover pieces or bring them inside in winter.Wondering which wood is best for your furniture?