My FIL gave me a large slab of Tupelo wood several years ago. It's probably 3" thick, and about 30" x 60". It's fairly "bland" looking, and I don't turn or carve, so haven't found a use for it. It's just been taking up room in the shop. I recently started thinking about making a small table for the deck, and was wondering about using the tupelo slab as the top. Google says it has "low to moderate" decay resistance, but I was thinking it might last 5-10 years with some stain and spar polyurethane (and probably some yearly maintenance). Anyone have any experience with this wood for outdoor use?