Can anyone advise me on which woods would be
suitable for upright posts supporting a small
porch (or veranda), which will be exposed to the
My builder, who is organising my house renovations, is pushing to use oak - He has been told the budget is getting tight and I'm not inclined
to spend more where I don't need to, but I don't
know whether he's actually right about the posts needing to be oak...
What would be wrong with tanalised softwood if set properly
in concrete (?) in the ground.
The posts will support a roof mainly along one side of the house, at mid-height, and be about one metre from front to back (depth). The roof
will have wood shingles.