Mahogany or Douglas Fir for historic front porch floor??
After reading everything I can find, I am more confused than ever!!
1880's Victorian with a front porch that needs to be redone. Faces north, covered but gets rain when it's windy.
I hate to even replace the wood because everything I read says "you can't get that good a wood anymore." So what am I to do?
Edges are seriously rotting to about 1-2' in. Columns need to be replaced.
So far, the best I've come up with is Old Growth Clear Vertical Douglas Fir decking--but the cost seems to be very high, unless I'm researching this wrong.
Other option is mahogany. No matter what will be primed and painted.