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Mahogany or teak?

Which holds up better over time outside?
XL BGE

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,400
    Hands down, teak.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,582
    Ipe.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Ipe?
    XL BGE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,400
    Ipe is about a quarter of the cost and it's almost fire-proof.
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
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  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Ipe is a type of wood? I'm lost
    XL BGE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,400
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,582
    Fire rating of concrete..
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,008
    I went with Tigerwood (Brazilian Cashew).  I used the scraps to make new EggMates for the three BGE's there.
  • Seanr7Seanr7 Posts: 207
    Probably going with teak. Not 100% sure. Thanks for the comments. The ipe is awesome from what I've read but difficult to work with. I'm not hand, I'm going to end up buying one. I'd cut something off if I tried.
    XL BGE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 20,400
    Teak is loaded with silicates and the dust is treacherous.  Ipe and teak are both tough to work with.  Mahogany is such a nice wood in that respect.  You can use oak, cedar, cypress, just about any wood if you finish it right and take care of it.  Go for aesthetics.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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