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Re: Anyone make new teak pieces on deck
One alternative to teak that is very readily available is apitong, this material is super dense and super hard on tools, but this stuff is as tough as it gets. We use it for flooring on low boy trailers and flat beds, it never gets sealed, varnished, or anything and lasts longer than the trailers do, with bulldozers driving on and off it daily. Literally tougher than you can imagine and it looks good when it is dressed up. I have done some work with it, you just have to be careful when planing it, go slowly, take it down just a tiny bit at a time and it will look great. It is used on commercial vessels and on trailer floors, and it is not cheap but not stupid high.
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