Which wood do you prefer for new home construction, white cedar, red cedar, yellow pine, white pine or other? I understand yellow pine is the strongest, cedar the weakest. Any comment would be helpful. Thanks.
Definitely not white pine. Either of the cedar’s are best against rot, but they are a softer wood with less strength compared to a yellow pine which is quite hard. Cedar tends to get porous over time when hit by the sun and not maintained properly.