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Old 16-07-2017, 12:30   #1
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Suitable Teak Substitute?

I have recently structurally reinforced the base of my "non-structural" bulkhead with 1708 Biaxial glass and want to add a 1/2" x 3 1/2 W" x 4-foot Long molding which needs to be shaped and tapered at the ends and will be primarily cosmetic. However, the least expensive teak I found was $70. plus shipping in a 6 foot length. Is there a suitable attractive alternative to teak which is less expensive since the floor molding is in the v-berth and will never be seen by visitors since entrance to the chamber is by invitation only. Thanks, Rognvald
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Re: Suitable Teak Substitute?

I our neck of the woods, ireland, UK... there is Iroko. Nice looking and a lot cheaper.
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Take a look at Sapelo.
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Re: Suitable Teak Substitute?

Thanks, Rad and Captain for your quick replies. They are both beautiful woods and I will definitely consider them on another project but I found solid teak trim molding (1/2" x 3 1/2" x 94") at Home Depot for $34.78. The only thing I'll have to do, in addition to cutting the piece, is to plane a raised ridge on the back of the molding for a flush contact with the bulkhead wall. Thanks again for your help. Good luck and safe sailing. Rognvald
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