I'm finally gonna use Norm's plans and build some Adirondack Chairs this spring, but I'm not sure what wood to use. These will be my first pieces of furniture ever so I don't want to ruin some expensive wood. While Norm uses Cypress, it looks to be incredibly expensive in my neck of the woods (Western NY). I'm gonna look for Cedar but all I've found is that rough sawn stuff for molding on tract houses. I'm thinking maybe of maple, and then using a transparent colored exterior stain. Paint would be a maintenance nightmare. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks.