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Why shouldn’t I use pine framing lumber?

Do you like to waste time and money as well as repeat all your efforts? There’s a reason boat builders use mahogany, teak, cypress, oak, Douglass Fir and some select others. There are books written about this. The ideal wood is dense, yet flexible, rot resistant, bug resistant, strong, easy to cut and shape and more. No single type will fulfill all of these criteria. It helps that ribs and stringers, for example, have their unique requirements, while planks and decking have others. It is typical to have oak ribs, mahogany planking and teak decking.