Hey gang, I'm thinking a little bit 'ahead' here... I saw a sign at a local lumber yard that they had Hemlock in 4/4 and 5/4 available. I've used it before, but not for outdoor use. I'm planning on making a set of Jake's Chair adirondack style chairs, and they will be painted. Think Hemlock would hold up with a couple of coats of paint on them? I'd love to use Cypress, but at $4 a bf locally, no way that's in the budget right now. The Hemlock would probably run me about half that, if not less.