Whitewood has long been a valuable commercial timber species for building and woodworking because of its character, sturdiness and availability.
Pressure treated wood is stainable, hard enough to resist abuse, and many brands carry a lifetime warranty.
Redwood has little to no shrinkage or swelling when it is exposed to water and can therefore withstand a variety of weather conditions. It is easy to saw, nail, and drill.
Cedar is moisture resistant and comes in various textures, colors and sizes. It is available in several lumber grades, including clear and knotty grades. Well-maintained cedar has a life expectancy of 40 years. Durable Western Red Cedar is the most commonly used variety of cedar for fences and gates.