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post #22 of Old 10-12-2012
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Re: slightly soft floor remedies

I picked up a piece of teak at Exotic 4 years ago - for 70 bucks.

It was 2 inches thick, 9 wide and 6 feet long.

I could have cut that up into 3/32 thick, 2 7/8 wide by 6 foot planks and done a lot of sole for a LOT under 400 bucks. By epoxying those planks onto marine ply with a holly strip it would have been stronger and far better than a thin .9mm veneer.

I got the piece to make a fireplace mantel, got rid of the fireplace instead so I turned the wood into a large number of decorative backing plates and such on my boat and others. All that remains is a 2 inch by 9 inch by 18 inch chunk.

And that would be a crap load better than .9mm thick veneer.

Look around at mill shops - some are reasonable and most are looking for work - not everyone owns the gear to re-saw and plane.

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