I want to build a large deck in the south (TN specifically). I have a friend with a large forested property and a mill who will allow me access to affordable wood, should I mill it myself.
I understand there is a long drying process involved, but my question is which type of wood should I look to mill for the project. I know he has black walnut, pine, and birch for sure. What wood should I be using for this project that will hold up in my local climate?