type of wood for a pergola
Hi, I am having a pergola built in my yard. I have spoken to 2 builders about it. One recommended I use Ipe, as it is harder than just about everything else.. and the other told me the supplier said it shouldn't be used in that application as it's extremely heavy and hard to work with.
Who do I believe and does anyone have any suggestions as to what type of wood is best to use? I really don't want vinyl, nor do I want to HAVE to repaint/stain it annually(but will if necessary). It will receive the south sun most of the day. Any advice? Thanks alot