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Old 01-01-2021, 13:28   #1
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VERY RARE TEAK BOARDS

2 Pieces 1" X 7" x 21'. $500.00 each. Due to length, shipping might be a challenge, but I could deliver within a couple hundred miles for $100.00. I have the capability to carry long items.
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So that would be $41 a board foot...right?
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Are these salvaged deck boards from the Titanic?
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These two boards are old growth teak. Not a lot of boards of this size available any more. They are first cut, never used for anything before. Retail for teak is $44.99 per board foot for smaller pieces, so this is a fair price for hard to find sizes.
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Re: VERY RARE TEAK BOARDS

https://woodvendors.com/teak-lumber/ These are the prices as of today.

Based on the lengths you have, maybe someone needs those lengths and would pay what you ask. Based on just 7" wide boards, how do you know it is "old growth"? teak trees are huge and grow relatively fast. Farm harvested teak is easily identifiable due to wide grain and color but it would be hard to judge how old a normal looking piece of teak is just because it is 21ft. long.
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Is this a deal, realy?
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Is this a deal, really?
I suppose the question is whether it is possible to obtain comparable pieces from another source and what they would cost.
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I suppose the question is whether it is possible to obtain comparable pieces from another source and what they would cost.
Id just use African mahogany instead. WAY cheaper than teak and comparable in marine use and quality.

I bought a board of mahogany with the specs of the OP's board, locally for $100
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Id just use African mahogany instead. WAY cheaper than teak and comparable in marine use and quality.

I bought a board of mahogany with the specs of the OP's board, locally for $100
Who did you buy the African Mahogany from?

I'm looking for some African hardwoods and haven't found a source in my area.
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Who did you buy the African Mahogany from?

I'm looking for some African hardwoods and haven't found a source in my area.
Local lumber yard has it. Big box home depot/lowes wont have it.
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African mahogany is nothing like teak. It is heavy, very hard, splits easily, hard to work with and has nowhere near the level of natural oils found in teak. It is not a bad wood, and is beautiful when finished but not the same. (not actually related to mahogany either) Check out IPE wood (I think is from Brazil), easy to get, it is used for residential and commercial decking. Very dense and heavy but can be left untreated out doors and will not rot. It is an oily, peppery smelling wood, very hard but not difficult to work. (the splinters are toxic be careful)
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African mahogany is nothing like teak. It is heavy, very hard, splits easily, hard to work with and has nowhere near the level of natural oils found in teak. It is not a bad wood, and is beautiful when finished but not the same. (not actually related to mahogany either) Check out IPE wood (I think is from Brazil), easy to get, it is used for residential and commercial decking. Very dense and heavy but can be left untreated out doors and will not rot. It is an oily, peppery smelling wood, very hard but not difficult to work. (the splinters are toxic be careful)
I've had no issues using African Mahogany. I'm no carpenter and I built a 6 foot bowsprit platform using basic Home Depot hobbyist saws. I'll maintain the wood the same as I will all the other wood so maintenance isn't an issue.

I chose it because it is listed as a "boat building" wood the same as Teak and no one can tell the difference.

IPE is listed more as a deck and flooring wood.

Personally I'd avoid walking barefoot on potentially toxic wood. Especially with kids and family visitors.

What source did you use to find out what wood has the most oil levels?

I couldn't find anything when I was wood shopping.
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I've had no issues using African Mahogany. I'm no carpenter and I built a 6 foot bowsprit platform using basic Home Depot hobbyist saws. I'll maintain the wood the same as I will all the other wood so maintenance isn't an issue.

I chose it because it is listed as a "boat building" wood the same as Teak and no one can tell the difference.

IPE is listed more as a deck and flooring wood.

Personally I'd avoid walking barefoot on potentially toxic wood. Especially with kids and family visitors.

What source did you use to find out what wood has the most oil levels?

I couldn't find anything when I was wood shopping.
I have worked extensively with teak, ipe, and african mahogony. Thumbs Up was built in SA and the interior is trimmed with african mahogany. I have built a residential staircase from it. It is not oily. I do not know an internet source about oils in wood but will look for one. If I had to compare, I would say working with african mahogany is similar to red oak. Ipe has properties similar to teak but is much harder, heavier, and more rot resistant. Structurally, it seems more flexible (less stiff) than teak or african mahogany. I am no expert but do have personal experience working with these three wood species.
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Re: VERY RARE TEAK BOARDS

I came a ross this information source. Seems good.

https://www.wood-database.com/
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