Outdoor, Large Patio, Porch, Deck, Back Yard, and Wood Patio, Porch, Deck The courtyard deck is also made of tallowwood, a native eucalyptus. White mahogany—a dense timber that is termite resistant—clads the exterior. The sustainably sourced timbers are also fire resistant, a crucial feature in Australia in light of frequent drought and resulting forest fires.  Photo 2 of 9 in Local Wood Clads Every Surface of This Idyllic Australian Getaway