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Old 07-04-2013, 23:09   #1
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Material to use to fabricate cabinet in head

I want to rebuild the face and counter of the vanity in my head (older Beneteau from the late 80's). The material that was used appears to be about 3/16" fiberboard veneered with plastic/laminate. Any ideas where simlar product can be purchased?
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Re: Material to use to fabricate cabinet in head

Please show us a picture of what you want to replace, and indicate its dimensions.
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Re: Material to use to fabricate cabinet in head

They sell the same stuff in a variety of patterns at my local hardware store. I believe it's used for lining bathrooms and kitchens.
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Marine grade teak? You can buy all thicknesses and species in as small as 1/4 sheets. They ship!

boulterplywood.com
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Re: Material to use to fabricate cabinet in head

it isnt clear what product was used originally.

teak, mahogany and maple (in that order) are generally considered the best woods for marine application.

you might also try marine lumber aka star board which is some kind of polymer or plastic which is workable like traditional lumber.

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Beneteau generally use Formica covered plywood in those situations


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Re: Material to use to fabricate cabinet in head

max, unless you want to spend more on shipping than on material? Go to the local bigbox stores and look in the kitchen section for formica or wilsonart brand laminates. They are usually 4x8 sheets about 2mm thick, although they may also have beaverboard with some type of printed or laminated finish. To get a match or near match, you make your parts up from wood or beaverboard, and then apply the laminate using contact cement to get the finished product.

If you want an exact match, you might call Beneteau-US and ask if they have a record of what the exact product was.
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Re: Material to use to fabricate cabinet in head

I want to thank all of you that responded so quickly to my first thread. Another example of how giving the sailing community is. I will get started on my search.
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