Wood or what for porch brackets?
I posted this on the old house forum, and am double-posting here hoping to get an answer. I want to replace some of the porch brackets on my 125-year-old Victorian cottage. The existing ones are 3/4" wood, 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 (18" min), 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)?