Mother Nature can be quite harsh on wood even under the best conditions. This is why it is essential to protect your outdoor projects with a good quality finish and if possible, use a cover to protect them from the elements. This video shows you a few boards that were left out in the Arizona weather for over two years with no protection at all. While intended mostly as fun, we might be able to glean some useful information by seeing which species are still usable after this torture test.
Thanks to Dan Johns on Facebook for inspiring the title of this episode.