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    I want to make some replacement screens for windows at my camp in Maine. The screens will be painted. The current screens are made from pine but I would like to use something that won't move or deform so much - I used mahogony when I made screen doors but would like something less expensive - any suggestions??

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    Check your local suppliers and see if you can get any cypress. I paid about $35 for some cypress almost 2 years ago for my wooden screen door. Two rainy winters and there's not the slightest sign of warping/deforming. It machines great and while still a soft wood, holds joinery cuts better than redwood or cedar (other outdoor wood). BTW----welcome!
    Dave

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      Thanks, Dave, I though of cypress, but did not know if it would hold its shape - I'll see if I can get some quarter sawn stuff and give it a try.

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