I built a cedar stool for my 2 year old nephew for Christmas. I only used hand tools so it took a long time but I learned a lot in the process.
Cedar comes from several different trees, called cedars, that grow in various parts of the world. It is known for its fragrance, resistance to decay, and for its properties that naturally repel certain types of insects.
This table lives outside next to a hot tub. I used cedar because it lives at a cabin in Tennessee that already has a bunch of outdoor cedar.