thanks for the answer. Does Cypress stand the weather and other elements better than Douglas fir?
Columns or no columns?
How to decor a column (load bearing column)?
load bearing wall or column?
What are my options for these solid concrete columns?
how about the rafters?
Cypress will naturally grey over time. It depends on where you are located, but, the Fir has a more red tone. We have only used Fir on doors, which this front door happens to be. We do not normally use a solid wood on an exterior in Florida unless the home owner knows that they have to keep up once or twice a year with sealing it. Florida is not the best place with heat and termites to use solid wood.