We needed (still do) a new cabin
sole and here are some shots of a faux teak
& holly I've been working on. It's still a work
in progress and it may be a while until I have the time to finish it out and install it, but I think I am in the ballpark of $60 all in. It's simply a piece of decent grade plywood grooved with a dado blade with strips of white wood
laid in. Some stain, some wood glue to hold the white wood in, and 7 or so coats of spar urethane. This piece is just for the main saloon
and I need to make the cut out for bilge
access, then make another piece for the head
and figure out the best way to finish it...probably just some stained quarter round.
It's not perfect, and might not last as long as the real deal, but for less than a hundred bucks I'll happily just do it again when necessary.