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Old 13-02-2016, 12:02   #31
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Re: Online source for small piece(s) of teak for instrument mounting?

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Re: Online source for small piece(s) of teak for instrument mounting?

Many used gear stores carry pieces of teak from old boats - sail and power - built in Asia. Book shelves, cabinet doors, steps, flooring, bunk trim etc. Good way to make teak plugs too. Power planer or gluing thin panels together will get you the thickness you want
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Re: Online source for small piece(s) of teak for instrument mounting?

For source of teak panels of the size in question don't count out your local thrift stores for discarded side tables.And you save the shipping costs associated with on-line sources of supply.
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Re: Online source for small piece(s) of teak for instrument mounting?

How about just using synthetic teak wood? Lasts forever and for most folks can not tell the difference.
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Re: Online source for small piece(s) of teak for instrument mounting?

If you want the wood look go for mahogany, dark or light varieties abound and a lot easier to get than teak.


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Re: Online source for small piece(s) of teak for instrument mounting?

I just bought a bunch of Cumaru, which is around 20% of the cost of teak, is harder, and looks almost exactly like Teak. It can be found at almost any decking store. The stuff is fantastic in appearance, and several friends have used it for years now and absolutely love it for exterior marine use.

You can get 1x6 pretty easily, or go to the boardwalk at Atlantic City and pull up what you need. JK, on that, I talked to one of the engineers who worked on that project and he highly recommended the Cumaru.

Presently I am building new dorade boxes out of Cumaru, and they are looking nice.
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