Material for porch brackets
I want to replace some of the porch brackets on my 125-year-old Victorian cottage. The existing ones are 3/4" material, tho I could go to 1" if I replaced all (which is an option). To get the width I needed at Lowe's or HD, I had to try a laminated, stain-grade pine, which I will seal, prime, and paint with Duration. But I am not convinced this stuff can last. Can anyone suggest other materials (hopefully readily available)?