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post #985 of Old 02-15-2014
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Re: Low buck chartplotter!

Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
Beautiful work! I hope it holds up. Red oak is not the best choice for a marine environment. I learned a little about the different wood types when I redid my cabin table.
Thank you! Yeah, red oak is exceedingly porous and therefore not a great marine lumber. You can actually blow air throw 1" of endgrain wood.. For this tablet holder project though, you could even use pine. I like the red oak b/c it is a cheap and available hardwood.

As long as it is varnished, it will work fine. I made one very similar for my phone a year ago - it still looks good after a year of use. It only gets use while sailing, I put it down below when I'm in the slip.
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