I have a client that wants solid wood raised panel wainscoting installed in an upstairs bath. The client is not picky on the species as long as it is light in color. Is there a certain species that anyone would suggest to minimize problems due to the moisture cycles? Or should I steer clear of the job? The bath is equipped with an exhaust fan that exhausts through the roof with only four feet run of duct, but that assumes that it is turned on whenever someone takes a shower. Does anyone have any suggestions?
(Architectural Woodworking Forum)
From contributor F:
I don’t think the species matters much as it won’t be immersed in water. I would go for it if I were you. Use conversion varnish or something that resists moisture well. If anything goes wrong it will be a finish failure, and if you used the appropriate finish, it will be the homeowner’s problem, not yours.