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post #25 of Old 11-05-2012
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Re: Toe Rail Replacement with White Oak or ?

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Originally Posted by copacabana View Post
Cumaru is another excellent choice for the toerail. I'm surprised these woods are so readily available in North America!

I wouldn't call them readily available. But they can be found. My new favourite is Garapa. As a deck builder, I've installed a about 10,000 feet of of Ipe Decking, and just started working with Garapa.
It's easier to work with, cheaper, and I find the grain to be more consistent. If I ever had to replace teak on a boat, I think it would be my first choice.
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