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Old 04-10-2016, 18:18   #1
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Teak Alternatives

I'm redoing a few pieces of teak which are totally garbage in my boat. I'm wanting to keep natural wood but I don't want to pay for teak.

What are some teak alternatives but still actual wood?

Pieces that I need to create.
Door frame around the head.
Trim pieces for shelves.

Maybe there are already cut door frame pieces, I just can't find them online.
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For interior wood cherry can be used. Less costly than teak, hard enough and nicely colored.


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Re: Teak Alternatives

Have a look at Brazilian Ipe.

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Re: Teak Alternatives

I just built a new galley table out of Afromosia. Beautiful African wood with very similar properties as Teak but about 1/3 the cost. The wood is beautiful, very dense and very easy to work with even though it is very hard. Take a look on Google.
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Re: Teak Alternatives

Ipe, Jatobar (bit hard to work with) Rosawa (a bit lighter colour but awsome to machines like teak- GMELINA VITIENSIS), South Pacific mahogany. Also, vitex-lighter colour like Rosawa.
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I've used black locust in lieu of teak. It''s being marketed as hardwood flooring in the eastern US. It looks somewhat like teak and is quite resistant to rot. As a flooring wood it's nice because it doesn't absorb water, so if a room gets flooded you most likely won't suffer damage as you would with oak or maple.
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I get wood (including teak and the like) at the local hardwood shop. I check the scrap bin and save away pieces. More often than not they don't even charge me.
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for me it depends on visibility. diffferent woods for different uses and ipe for outside, mexican grown, as it is a fast growing canopy tree in mexico.
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Sometimes called African Mahogany, Khaya blends pretty well with teak at a reasonable price... Sapele is more red in color and makes a good mate for Honduran Mahogany
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Re: Teak Alternatives

I found a local "millwork" company, they gave me a teak alternative and then plained, cut, beveled the piece until it matched the other door trim exactly. It took them 20 minutes, the 10 foot piece of wood cost me $25. They saved me hours of frustration and they nailed the cuts.

I highly recommend finding a millworks company for odd little pieces of wood unless you find woodworking relaxing.

Here's an instagram video of their giant plainer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BLNIs9fh9rL

Even though I have a planer, table saw, router etc, it was still awesome to have someone else knock out this project in a few minutes for $25.
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