My sister asked me to build 2 of these. I had built 4 of them about 10 years ago. I decided to use Cedar on these.
I told her I would paint them white, then she was responsible for decorating them.
I did not have any 3/4" thick cedar in stock, but I did have some 2x4's..............so I glued up the 2x4's to get the right width (3 wide and 2 wide).......then planed them down to 3/4" thickness. I used Titebond 3 glue since they were going outside.