What type of wood for front door?
I am putting in a custom front door with a transom & 2 sidelights. I spoke with three local shops. Each one gave me a different opinion as to which wood to use. Douglas Fir, hard Maple or Mahogany. Clearly there is a price difference here depending on the wood. My front door has a good overhang so it is protected well from rain. I am in N TX so we get extreme weather here. The door faces East. I do realize whether I stain or paint, I will have regular upkeep on the finish. My main concern is which door will hold up the best & longest? Thanks for your thoughts.