I have an old Craftsman Bungalow built in 1915. It currently has a mix of a few aluminum storm windows, a few wood storm windows (original to house) and then lots of no storm windows.
Since none of my windows are stock sizes and due to the fact I love the look of the wood storms currently on the house. I'm planning on building new storms for the rest of the house.
Last year I built a wood screen door for an odd sized upstairs deck, but I can't recall what lumber I used. I'm thinking I special ordered some 2 x doug fir material from a local mill through Lowes. However, we recently have had a Medards open up in town and looking through their website, they seem to carry 2x Doug Fir in stock for a much lesser price.
The window's will be devided into two sections, upper and lower, I plan to install fixed glass in the top section and screen in the lower, then rabbit the inside lower frame to accept a removable glass panel.
My question is douglas fir the best choice for this and would construction grade lumber milled to my dimensions be appropriate? They also seem to have a good selection of cedar as well as a long list of hardwood lumber. The fiinished product will be painted.