Back when I was building my boat
....I thought the teak
and holly sole was nice.....but a bit out of my price
So I decided to make my own....with plywood
The plywood is called texture T-11, it comes with grooves already cut into it and is typically used on the outside of houses. It is 5/8" thick.
The mahogany was gained from a motorcycle company, that uses mahogany crates to import
their bikes..these I cut into small thin lengths that fit into the grooves of the plywood. I used WEST to glue them in with some color.
I thought these looked nicer than the teak and holly.... of course..but might give some ideas...