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Old 12-05-2010, 22:25   #1
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Southern California Source for Teak Veneer ?

We're replacing the plastic portholes (or portlights, see separate thread ) with SS portholes from New Found Metals. The replacements are really high quality and should take care of both of the problems with the current ones: leaks and barely translucent "glass".

The leaks have caused the interior teak around the frames to get damaged and I want to cover up that damage with a layer of teak veneer when we install the new portholes and trim. I have a hardwood source that can probably get me teak veneer but he is more inclined to carry other exotic hardwoods so I thought I'd ask here if there are any well known sources in the southern California area that I should contact ?

We will also need one or two sheets of 3/4" teak plywood a bit later, for interior cabinetry and that is another reason for looking for a new source. To be on the safe side, even if the cabinetry is interior I was thinking it probably needs to be marine grade plywood to stand up to humidity and occasional wetness ?

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Old 12-05-2010, 23:11   #2
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So Cal covers a lot of acerage. In Long Beach there's Long Beach Lumber. Hope that helps.

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Ganahl lumber carries a pretty good selection of hardwoods, and I've bought most of my teak there. Don't know about verneer though. They have several locations, I only know the one in Anaheim. If the teak around the portholes has rotted away, wouldn't you want to replace it with solid stuff instead of covering it up?
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San Diego you can use Frost Hardwoods. They're commercial and the source for all the good woods in the area.
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