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post #5 of Old 02-13-2013
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Re: Teak Woodwork

There are a couple of ways to do teak & holly soles: The most difficult (and expensive) option is to go with actual milled lumber; the less challenging (and less expensive) option is to go with a t&h veneer on plywood. As Caleb said, though, that veneer is pretty thin.

There are other options for the sole. Take a look at hardwood flooring at a home center. I'd stay away from the laminates, the pines, and the oaks, but bamboo and some of the exotics could be an option. Cumaru is a pretty close match to teak in almost every respect except cost -- it's way less expensive, and isn't a threatened species.

Now when you say ceilings, I assume you mean the overhead headliner. What do you currently have installed, and how is it attached to the cabin top? If you are going to be adding a lot of wood below, you'll probably to keep the overhead light (as in white) to keep your cabin from coming to resemble a cave. If you use plywood, you'll want to keep it thin to keep the weight down and to allow it to flex to match the curvature of your cabin top. You'll still need to finish the wood (paint or stain+poly). An easier option might be to get Formica in an acceptable color and simply cut panels to fit.

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