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chippin-in

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I finished these for a friend. He has an outdoor bar/event venue in Katy, TX. The purple tree (the color may get changed) on the cabinet is his logo - Toddy Oaks. Which is why I chose to make the cabinet from oak. mistake. After realizing this mistake, I made the check-in table from Ash.

The check-in table has a slot below for the cash drawer and another compartment for all the wires. The POS, card reader and printer sit on top.

The cabinet will be used for an outside bar, to hold its needs such as bottles of liquor and wine, napkins, cups, straws etc, and a POS which will be velcroed to the purple logo, which spins around. The top left drawer is for the cash drawer and the top right is for wiring.

He wants another cabinet like this. I will not use oak. I used Total Boat penetrating epoxy on it and it still moved. Granted, we had lots of rain and it was in my garage shop, but I want to use a more stable wood. The cabinet will be outside a few evenings a week under a massive oak tree, so not in direct sunlight. It will be stored inside an air conditioned building when not in use.

I want to use a more stable wood. What are your suggestions for a more stable wood. Redwood? Cedar? Cypress? Ash?

Any help appreciated.

Thanks
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If you will search “Stable Wood Species” you will see a thread I started some time ago. Mesquite was one of the most stable. Chuck
 
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Robert, White Oak is a good choice for an outdoor project. Relatively inexpensive and it will hold up to the elements well.
 

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Robert,
Check out cypress, stable, durable, easy to work and you should be able to find it in the Houston area. Jim
 
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