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Old 06-08-2011, 08:52   #1
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Interior Wood Supports


I have a project to replace some of the interior wood on my 35 year old boat. Several of the stringers & supports have deteriorated to the point they now offer no support. Some of the supports which are tabbed to the hull have almost turned to powder and in the lazarettes the shelving can no longer support its own weight.

I would like opinions on the best wood to make up new supports, I was leaning towards oak, but its quite expensive so was looking for an alternative that will have the longevity but not the expense.

All opinions gratefully received

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Re: Interior Wood Supports

Old-growth vertical-grain spruce or douglas fir are the strongest woods. No wood is rot-proof in that time frame if it gets wet. Not even redwood. Your wood should have lasted more than 35 years. You'll need to address the moisture problem.
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Old 06-08-2011, 09:27   #3
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Re: Interior Wood Supports

not sure what you mean by supports? You mean cleating that supports shelves horizontally? or posts that are verical? are the old ones ply or solid wood...?
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